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Kids are gone to school and work. @Jo is on a training course. The house is cool and quiet, except for the sound of birds in the garden. Happy Solstice, folks (if that's your thing). 🌞

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For anyone still confused:

Please remember that actual freedom of speech does not mean you have a right to a platform and listeners. Your freedom is unaffected by being muted, blocked, or banned. You’re still free to stand on whatever street corner you choose and rant at whoever will listen.

But when you’re in someone else’s house, you play by their rules. You’re there because they allow you to be, and that privilege can and will be revoked if they decide they don’t want you there.

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A nurse just brought me tea and biscuits in bed.

My wife, who is off to work.

I went to bed at 5.30pm last night after an exhausting week. I have to say, it's not an UNPLEASANT start to Saturday. 😂

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Tonight's movie was Alpha (2018) and it was a really great movie. I really liked how they created a fictional language for the film and had all the characters speaking the language -- the film is all subtitled. The visuals and cinematography in the film are breathtaking.

themoviedb.org/movie/399360-th

#movies

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I'm eating Danish Pastries with my breakfast coffee because @Jo got paid today, is a little bit zany and went to Tesco, 3 miles from our house, at 5.45am. We don't drive.

It's why I love her. 💜

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Waiting for youngest to come back from running his first session. He dropped the idea on me two days ago. So he's not really had time tu read *all the frickin' FFG Star Wars rulebooks* 😂

I'm really excited to hear how it went. And a bit nervous.

Good day to start down his GMing path as well, given the game and the date.

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“Particularly alarming is the proportion of young adults whose mental well-being deteriorated over that time-frame. The prevalence of depressive symptoms spiked 39% among Generation Z employees (ages 18-24). While Millennials (ages 25-34) fared a bit better, they also experienced a large jump in their rate of symptoms of depression—up 24% in those five years.”

barrons.com/articles/young-peo

#mentalhealth

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Both the boys are out enjoying the weather with their respective groups of friends. I am drinking tea and eating biscuits with @Jo whilst two rustic loaves of bread I've made are on their second prove in the afternoon sun. This is what middle-age looks like. 🌞😂

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I hate the show New Amsterdam. It always makes me cry. And I am joking, this is one of the shows from this season that I look forward to each week. It does make me ready eyed each week though.

#tv #NewAmsterdam

Just did all the washing up and put a quick Bolognese sauce in the Instant Pot for tomorrow's dinner. I am teaching tomorrow so having something already prepared will be useful.

BBC News: Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'
BBC News - Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'
bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4752

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Our DM has been up to his usual tricks building dioramas for us. We're spoilt players. The levels lift off so we can move our minis around inside. 😍

‘Our goal is to halve the male suicide rate’: why no-frills therapy works for men
‘Our goal is to halve the male suicide rate’: why no-frills therapy works for men

theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

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I finally can my put my finger on what I don't like about jazz.

It's those "let's jam the shit out of this one until one of us keels over dead" numbers. Endlessly repetitive and annoying AF. And Freestyle to me is 10% "this is ace" and 90% "JFC, if they don't stop right fukken now I will burn this joint to the ground, I swear".

Thankfully, it's a wider field than that

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Spent two hours in the garden cutting back brambles and other weedy growth. This year I am determined to get it cleared, put some raised veggie beds in and get back to my roots (pun totally intended). @Jo also loves a bit of gardening!

(A surprising lack of "pests" as well today.)

That was mindful, healthy and rewarding. I'll do more next weekend. It pays to get it done before the spring growth and while the weather is cool.

🥕🥔🍅

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I'm "starting" to lose faith in capitalism, you guys

> Goldman asks: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman-as

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