Friday, 15 June 2001

Hayfever and child protection

Listening to:

Saint-Saëns, piano concerto no. 3 in E flat major, op. 29.

I woke up at an unreasonable hour this morning and immediately found myself sniffling and sneezing because of hay fever. It’s a miserable condition, and I can’t recommend it. Luckily, I only seem to suffer during June, and the anti-histamine pills I can get from the chemist seem to do a reasonable job. I would have made this comment an HTPE “tip”, but I see that it doesn’t actually contain any useful advice. Grin and bear it seems to be about the only verdict.

Here’s an interesting story from Salon about America's dreadful puritanism with respect to censorship and “protecting children”. The same puritanism is evident in the hounding of George Bush's daughter because of her under-age drinking exploits.