Category Archives: Addiction

High Stakes & Low Returns

So now footballers in the higher leagues have been found to be involved in the match-fixing scandal. Who would have thought it? It was already utterly incomprehensible that people who are paid to play games upon which bets are made … Continue reading

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Not so long ago I experienced an awakening – a religious experience, if you will. I now finally understand that those who do not follow the righteous path are doomed to forever burn and end in ashes: for those who … Continue reading

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Tranquillity and Tranquilisers

A mate recently posted on a networking site: “Never drinking again after that horrible hangover I had this morning.” Quite – for not one of us has ever said that before, in the dark morning of regret after a heavy … Continue reading

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Tobacco – the Economy of Death

As a committed anti-smoker with the slight disadvantage of a thirty-a-day habit, I have a great many issues with cigarettes. My main one, until recently, was this: the tobacco industry is run by a small group of incredibly rich, death-dealing … Continue reading

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