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Saturday July 13th 2019Tim Candler9

 

     Compost work through the morning, it was the only thing that made any sense at all, and as a rule compost piles are dry at this time of year, but not this year. Last year's raked leaves, astonishingly, have mostly turned to leaf mold, a blissful and happy making sight, and rather than dwell on why the leaves weren't bone dry, best to cling to such silver linings, allow the smell and sight of fine, crumbling leaf mold to linger, warm the soul a while before it retreats into the deep caves of memory where as I understand it they essentially hang like bats waiting to be tickled. And it's also true that most of the bats that took roost in my own collection of caves over this past couple of years, are either engaged in a petty minded industrial action, or have succumbed to some form of White Nose Syndrome.

 

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     Clinicians have a number of suggestions for the causes of short term memory loss, most of them have nothing to do with old age. Heart bypass surgery, there's alcohol and drug abuse, concussion, head trauma, but the two most interesting of their suggestions are depression and lack of oxygen to the brain. And while it's not yet an established theory, I'd argue that the depression the current administration has produced in the general populace in conjunction with rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have in fact been deliberately inflicted upon us by a cabal of tyrannically minded billionaires hell bent upon turning us all into a bunch of forgetful automatons wholly reliant upon the deceitful interpretations of technical devices. We're all doomed, we all know it, and there's nothing we can do about it, except drink, abuse drugs, beat our heads against brick walls and get on a list for a federally mandated heart bypass.

 

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