Broken Stik

It was great to hear that my good friend, Stikwaiver, is getting better. Fellow theatre performer, musical director and dance-floor diva, John has been suffering badly from headaches. Scans showed he’d had a number of “mini strokes” (unbeknown to himself). Lots of exercise and healthy eating later and… he’s still got the headaches and hasn’t […]

Pass it on…

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the chain email. Especially if it’s friends, who really should know better, sending them to me. So, the next time you receive one, drop them a subtle hint by sending them this in kind return… Hello, my name is Basmati Kasaar. I am suffering from rare and deadly […]

Another Artiss!

Ok, not a David Artiss, but another instance of my surname, thanks to Google Alerts. A German company has concatenated “Artificial” and “Tissue” to “Artiss”, to form their company name. The company, a biotechnological enterprise, was founded in 2000 under the name ATT. The name was changed to Artiss in 2001. The name has nothing […]

Useful Latin

Impress your friends and relatives, talk to them in Latin. Remember: “quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur” (anything said in Latin sounds profound). Imus ad magum Ozi videndum, magum Ozi mirum mirissimum. We are going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz. Fac ut gaudeam. Make my day. Sola lingua bona est lingua […]

Urg, dentists

Love them or loathe them, the dentist is there to fulfil an important role, and the health of your teeth is not something you should ignore. A few years ago I read some great advice from some actual dentist, that I thought I’d reproduce. First of all, anonymously but still with the authors permission, a […]

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