It's been a hectic couple of weeks, with a really busy time at work, a Focus to write and get out, a Saturday lost through illness and a lot of ward issues coming up. So there's been no postings from me for a couple of weeks and I'm currently bereft of ideas. Maybe it's a case of Blogger's Block.
So I thought I'd write a bit about some of the sites I link to....
Baghdad Burning has a desperately sad piece, about many things but in particular Iraqi POWs held by Iran back in the Iran-Iraq war. Do read it.
Nick Barlow provides a link to some pretty classy satire
Edis Bevan has written some good stuff on international issues recently , especially on piracy. The real piracy that navies are supposed to deal with, not the copying of DVDs or software.
John Hemming has some interesting info on MPs who didn't take participate in that crucial parliamentary vote last week - for example, George Galloway.
BAGnewsNotes has a slightly worrying analysis of Senator Bill Frist: ''It was, of course, a heinous and dishonest thing to do. And I was totally schizoid about the entire matter. By day, I was little Billy Frist, the boy who lived on Bowling Avenue in Nashville and had decided to become a doctor because of his gentle father and a dog named Scratchy. By night, I was Dr. William Harrison Frist, future cardiothoracic surgeon, who was not going to let a few sentiments about cute, furry little creatures stand in the way of his career.
Kim Ayres has lost 66 lbs in 9 months and he horrifies his wife by wanting to swim in the sea...
Ophelia casts a professional and approving eye over the BBCs "Rome"
...and David Wang's Mum has Dengue Fever. Get well soon ....
Ah well, time for bed