Pause for Thought

I saw a prompt flash by this morning, on which the theme is snippet.

Aw, man, I’ve got to tell you, I am an expert at lockdown! You guys have been living it since March, I’ve been living it since 2016! Every day, recovering from my stroke, those same four walls… Okay, as I improved I did begin to get out of the house a bit, but really a fraction compared to my pre-stroke life.

And the idea that you’re restricted? Well, of course you are, in one sense. But in other respects…

One thing you can do, unlimited, is think. Let me tell you, during my time convalescing, I solved many of the world’s ills. And in terms of recording them – that was one of the reasons for this blog, so there are thoughts on all sorts of subjects!

I’ll even attach one for you to read, if you like, from about 15 months after my stroke. It is a snippet of my politics and, re-reading it, I still agree with it fully. It is about electoral reform in the UK, which I think comes second only to climate change. Frankly, it doesn’t matter whether you agree with me or whether you think I’m a fruitcake – my point is that I thought about it. I have a solution, which works for me.

These downtimes are a gift to us to allow us to get our heads straight!

Electoral Reform

One of my pet crusades is electoral reform. I still think that we need to have two levels of parliament. The lower house (House of Commons) deals with all the day-to-day issues, the party politics, and forms the government. Exactly as today. The role of the upper chamber (House of Lords) is really to sanity-check,…


    • I could imagine that very few people would “get” what I am saying, but that you’re one of the people who would. These downtimes are full of positivesa, all we need to do is find them.


  1. Which accompanying post were you referring to? Was it mine?
    If so, it seems you read far more into it than was actually on the page, Pete

    I said I had nothing to write about in my Private Journal because due to covid every day was the similar to the day before. I said nothing more nothing less!

    I haven’t minded lockdown or any other restriction, it needed to be done, and I’ve never complained. I can always find things to do, especially computerised projects. However, it has made my private journal pages boringly the same.

    I also find it annoying when I hear people complaining of the restrictions, especially those who have a spouse/partner to share their lockdown time with. It can be lonely spending each day and night alone with no one to share a conversation with, I hope these people realise they have much to be thankful for.

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  2. Interesting take on covid restrictions. People are very quick to complain. The old adage about there always being someone worse off than you is very true.
    Oh, and your ideas for electoral reform get 0.596% of my vote!

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