Ian Pople

COVID-19 – The Indiscriminate Assassin

During one of my final (normal) appointment’s yesterday (Friday 20th March) I had the privilege to speak with an overworked intensive care doctor. I won’t post what he told me about COVID-19 as we should all try and remain as positive (but vigilant) as possible. However, his words regarding the pathology of this virus were […]

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The REAL Reason Why Springsteen’s “Western Stars” Is So Great

I adore Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen; I love his music and I respect him immensely as a person. However, in choosing “Western Stars” as my album of the year, I now have a problem… how to review it! You see, I’m just a “normal” fan and Bruce is one of the few artists whose obsessive followers

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Sticks & Stones Might Still Break Our Bones, But Now The Words Are Killing Us

I’ll start by saying that I had no real affinity for Caroline Flack. I rarely watch Strictly Come Dancing, have never watched Love Island, and only discovered who she was due to the press and social media coverage about her forthcoming assault trial. But, because of my firsthand battles with the black dog, her back

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Is Danny dire?

Prince Harry seems to be a decent chap and Meghan is a very hot fine actress; but these two aside I have little enthusiasm for the Royal Family. Danny Baker also seems to be a decent chap. He’s funny, smart, inventive and a huge music buff. He’s also a football lover, a very readable journalist,

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My Colonoscopy: A Gut-Wrenching Tale Full Of Twists And Turns

At 9:00 this morning (3rd May 2019), my wife, Rachel, gleefully inserted a long plastic tube into my anus along with what seemed like a vat full of potent, fast-acting fluid. Why? I hear you ask. No, it’s not the weird West Country sex-game some of you are imagining; today is my Bowel Cancer Screening

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