A quiet night in

It's official: I have tinnitus. So the cracks, pops, whistles, groans and the constant background hiss, like a layer of cicadas inside my head, are here to stay. For a while at least. Probably. There is ambiguity. I'm told tinnitus is a symptom and not a condition - causes include noise-induced hearing loss, the side effect … Continue reading A quiet night in

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Life in the slow lane: a swimmer’s guide to the pool’s natural hazards

I like to go swimming two or three times a week, and I like to swim a length for every year I’ve been alive. Up and down I go, counting the lengths, thinking about how old I’m getting and keeping an eye out for natural hazards. There are a lot of natural hazards in swimming … Continue reading Life in the slow lane: a swimmer’s guide to the pool’s natural hazards