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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at new a career path or additional income stre

Jan Moir of the Daily Mail - GUILTY OF SLOPPY & HOMOPHOBIC JOURNALISM!!

For part-time bloggers like myself, it really grates when an established journalist, such as Jan Moir, allows personal opinion (almost ALL of it unresearched and totally untrue) and homophobia to get in the way of reporting interesting, unbiased articles.

Here is the article in question - copied and pasted for your perusal - lets not drive the hit counter up any more on the Daily Mail website...


CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE IN FULL (via Google Docs)



So, from this "article" we are to believe that gay couples should not have friends over to stay over after a night out? That 33-year old men cannot die from natural causes? That every death (suspicious or natural) of gay men should now be questioned because it's most likely to be suspicious? That Stephen Gatley was chosen to appear in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End version of Joseph because he was famous, not because he could sing in tune?

My message to Jan Moir is plain and simple. Donate whatever fee you were paid for this shoddy journalism to charity, conduct adequate research in future and reassess your privilaged position in the world of media because I think you've just abused it to the highest level.



EDITED TO ADD:

The Daily Mail has tried to soften the blow by adjusting the headline of the article but has failed to change the scrolling bar at the side. What can't speak, can't lie!!

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But also, I think that the editorial team behind this
furore have some explaining to do too. Whilst Jan Moir wrote the words, someone has to own up to the
responsibility of clearing this article for
publishing!!!