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Cream of the Cool

“The head of all flower heads is one flower; the sunflower in the sky, that gives the others vivid color stemming from the inside.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Most people reading this already know what a Coronal Mass Ejection isn't. It isn't what occurs when someone with Coronavirus loses their lunch in a big way. So what is a CME? I'm glad you asked!

A CME is a solar flare

Is a series of novels by a hack writer who was in the right place at the right time and now everyone of my generation (i.e. millennials) wanks themselves silly over, to the point at which they actually make Quidditch into a real sport and ask the author to magically overturn the Brexit referendum. They are also massively overrated.

Executive Summary

Trustafarian Jesus saves the world.

And in a bit more detail?

Do I really have to? Can't I…

What has come about in writing the story of the last 25 years of my life, and doing it for many reasons, is to sort out "memory glitches" that I have. Over the years I've worked with a number of therapists on this, and the general consensus is that they are caused by trauma. Much of what is Swiss cheese in my memory relates to traumatic events in my past.

Writing the story, and using various methods to stimulate memory, not just to try to patch memory glitches, but so I get can the right feel…

"If I wanted to have a happy garden, I must ally myself with my soil; study and help it to the utmost, untiringly. Always, the soil must come first."
- Marion Cran, If I Were Beginning Again

Like many things, potting soil seems simple and self-explanatory. We're talking about dirt, right?

Why not just stick a shovel in the ground and get some dirt to pot your plants in? There…