Carius

“Endoskeletal reversion,” medic shouts.

She tells me: “Breathe, calm down” – but 10,000 pounds of pressure ram my bones, trying to bend my shins forward like an ostrich.

The endoskeleton of UltraLeague athlete Daedum Carius
The endoskeleton of UltraLeague athlete Daedum Carius

She says: “Morphine.” I feverishly concur – teeth grinding, digging fingers into my thighs.

“MORE…FEEN…” Continue reading Carius

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Tim for a change

Me & Swarana on the Great Wall of China, 2012
Me & Swarana on the Great Wall of China, 2012

In one month’s time, my girlfriend and I are leaving our newly acquired home, quitting our jobs, throwing caution to the wind, and buggering off to south-east Asia for six months.

I’d like to say we had a “Oh, sod this for a laugh,” moment, and it was all off-the-cuff spontaneity. Two free spirits, hitherto chained to the doldrums of perpetual work, escaping in a passionate eruption of carefree liberty…

But the truth is, we’ve been planning it for sodding ages. And I don’t want to start this blog off with a pack of sensational lies. Continue reading Tim for a change