We don’t need no stinking badges

Originally posted on Wee Ginger Dug:
Faced with persistent calls for health and care workers to receive the personal protection equipment and the coronavirus tests which they so urgently need, let no one say that the British government hasn’t been listening. The problem is that it’s been listening to something else entirely, and that something…

And lo, There Was Tea!

Originally posted on Puerh Indulgence:
Happiness in a gongfu cup So here we are: Gemma finally got her behind in gear and made a tea blog! Obviously this is still a work in progress: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Accidental Spacegirl. Even that years-old blog is still being tweaked now and…

Sip Straight To The Soul: The 5 Characteristics of High-Quality Big Tree Tea – Translated Article

Originally posted on Dead Leaves Club:
This and another post on plantation teas will be my last Ulumochi translations for a while. Original article here. It has been a pleasure discussing tea with him briefly, he has contributed much to the pu’er community in Taiwan, and is someone I believe Western audiences may benefit from…

A Funeral For A Friend

This afternoon, two of my good friends have to lay their amazing wife and sister to rest. I can’t be there, but I wanted you to know about her, because she’s the sort of person who truly deserves to be known by the entire world.

Nobody’s Puppet

Originally posted on My Autistic Dance:
I heard about the play, All in a Row, the other day. Specifically, I read what the writer had to say about deciding that the character of an autistic boy with “challenging behaviour” could only be portrayed by a puppet. I know so many autistic people who have dedicated…

Autism, China In Your Hand And Frankenstein’s Creation

I wrote this on my old blog a few years ago. It’s still pertinent, and was even approved by Carol Decker. Autistic people are still people. We face a lot of hatred and misunderstanding, but in many ways we are just like everybody else – except that we’re wired differently. Being differently wired is not … More Autism, China In Your Hand And Frankenstein’s Creation

Severely disabled 64-year old man found starving to death – while billionaires get tax cuts

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
These photographs and this status was posted on Facebook by a law adviser on Christmas Eve: Please spare a thought for this 64 year old severely disabled client of mine? Please share this post to see if we can garner a response from the Tories although, I doubt we…