So. Health and Wellbeing. Starting with dad - he is not going to get healthier. It's been a bit of a trial for him at times, but regular doctor and hospital visits keep him ticking over. And drugs. Not huge quality of life though, I have to say. Glad I'm here for him, all the same - he does experience some pleasure in life and he is a very sunny soul on the whole. I've also benefited from coming to care for him - I'm not tied to a bullshit job, so I've been left free to write and I've also dealt with a few demons since I've been here.
As for me, well, surprised by my middle aged man health MOT - slightly overweight, but apart from that all very well indeed, pulse, heart, battery of blood tests. January plan should make a dent in the overweight biznis - next check in five years, apparently... Managed some great walks this year, too - and I shall build on that in 2016. Got a handheld satnav that I'm working out - and once I have, then it gives more scope for solo jaunts.
Been writing some great songs lately and the blakesongs are up to around 25-30 minutes and I'm very happy with them, too. The doctorate is taking a final shape and that feels great. Completed some quite difficult chapters this year and am feeling confident about it.
Finally, TLCfeelsgood - my project-in-the-world - just keeps rolling on. Every meeting, a new idea, a new direction. Again, I feel confident that this thing will be if we just keep at it.
So, there we are. 2015. I end much more robust and self-reliant than I began, and, partially due to the self-recognition of these very reasons to be cheerful. Ça va!
I keep hope and I keep compassion and I stand with those in the way of the mean people of this land.