TMSwiki site and forum – for those dealing with pain…

http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/An_Introduction_to_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_ Have you struggled with chronic pain or another medically unexplained symptom for a long time? Have you tried everything to alleviate your pain, but nothing worked? Have you had doctors tell you they “just can’t find anything wrong?” Then you may have Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS). TMS is a condition that causes real physical symptoms that are not due to pathological or structural abnormalities … Continue reading TMSwiki site and forum – for those dealing with pain…

Gatekeeping the Ivory Towers and Paywalls: Outside and Against the Academy.

Originally posted on The Grammar of Matter:
Call it sour grapes, if you like… Dear Simon Crook Thank you for your interest in ResearchGate. Unfortunately we were unable to approve your account request. ResearchGate membership is limited to those who are part of the scientific or academic research community. Based on the information you provided during sign-up, we couldn’t confirm you’re a researcher… Thanks, The… Continue reading Gatekeeping the Ivory Towers and Paywalls: Outside and Against the Academy.

Before you rush out to plant a border…

The sun comes out and so do we.  Into gardens neglected over winter, choked with debris and with fresh weeds growing like – well weeds!  Many of us elect to take charge of the situation.  We rush to the nearest nursery or garden centre, fill a trolley with eye-catching colourful plants that seem a bargain and return to our plots bursting with enthusiasm.  After several … Continue reading Before you rush out to plant a border…

Excerpt from book ‘Oaky’s Grand Tour’.

(book available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oakys-Grand-Tour ) ‘They had got to be joking!’  My heart sank as I surveyed the grotesque contraption they had called me out to see.  Two large wheels supported a tattered chassis, coloured in a gaudy combination of yellow, red and purple. ‘Oaky’ she crooned ‘Look what I’ve got you’.  ‘Come on, it’s a trailer – for you!’ I turned in disgust and … Continue reading Excerpt from book ‘Oaky’s Grand Tour’.