An introduction to my weekly MND blog for newcomers

It has now been over 3 1/2 years since I started my blog. I am now a serious MND blogger! I have Motor Neurone Disease (MND/ALS), and I started this blog to have fun, yes fun. It is about my living with MND, but with an absolute splash of humour. I am very analytical, and…

50% chance of rain today

Hi readers! This is my second promised, the devil is in the detail, post focusing on MND/ALS research. Hot on the heels of placebo ethics, I now take on the highly complementary subject of statistics: how they are presented, their meaning and finally how they can/can’t be used in research. This is a big post, and as…

A Touch of Class?

Having touched on the rather controversial subject of placebos in my last research post, this weeks usual fare scrawl has a loose theme of another, and that is Class!

The Artist Formerly Known As….

This very short post is announcing a significant change to my blog! “Oooooh Lee!” ”What is happening with onein400 that is so earth shattering?”

“It’s cheese, Jim. But not as we know it!”

“What is Lee on?” I hear you asking? “What the ‘salami pizza’ is he going on about now?” There’s only one way to find out, my vulnerable and most delicate readers. Venture into the deep dark, possibly dangerous, but yet wonderfully alluring world of Onein400! You know you want to! Go on, go in…..

Can placebo trials ever be justified for terminal illness diseases……?

Hi readers, onein300 here with my latest MND Research commentary post. The title is a question I see occasionally posed on social media, disease community discussion groups and in the wider news. It most certainly is a conundrum. Jumping to an emotional conclusion should be avoided. Before you read on I want to point out…

Rules are made to be broken?

Hi, readers! Another few weeks in onein400 land have passed. I apologise for the recent ‘radio silence’. The good weather and organised chaos have kept me from quill and ink! But now I am back! Settle down with your last remaining Easter eggs (some half price ones are still available in the stores!), enjoy another…

The trials and tribulations of coy scientists

Welcome, to my first research opinion post of 2019 on the hunt for an effective treatment for MND. “About time!” I hear you cry. Calm down, readers. I have been deep in thought and wanted to give you something worth sitting down with a nice cup of coffee to enjoy. This stuff doesn’t write itself,…

Clubs

Clubs, clubs, clubs…… Arhhhh. The exclusiveness, utter privilege and above all the benefits and perks! Just show your platinum membership card, greet your host with the special handshake and enter onein400’s mysterious world of privacy! And absolutely no jeans!!

Times they are a changin….

Or are they? This week’s theme, to weave into my everyday life, is one of those loose phrases that is often both true and false. Of course, it’s also a classic Bob Dylan song. More from the legendary Bob later but, in the meantime, on with my epistle produced during the recent UK snow! I…

13 days Later…

Welcome to 2019 readers! My post is a little bit late. Thirteen days late to be precise. I decided to let all of you get back into the real swing of things before penning my first strange, but often entirely true, musings of the year. Has the New Year reset, and perhaps, purified the whole of humanity?…

1981 – A Vintage London Fairy Tale

The year is 1981. It is 5.40pm and Lord Lee Bragg, in his Soho Office, is just tidying up his papers after a long trying, yet invigorating, Christmas Eve working day. He is about to set off for Waterloo Station heading home……

It Ain’t Half Cold Mum – “SHUT UP!!!!”

Good afternoon readers! A bumper edition this week. Better grab a coffee, and tell ya wife to get your slippers! Sorry that was Lord Lee Bragg! “Get out, I have decent folk here!” Last weekend, Jean and I were invited to visit a very very special place. One of the auction prizes in my June MNDA…

Even if you don’t have a voice like Richard Burton, “bank” it ASAP

Richard Burton in “The Robe” – by 20th Century Fox (eBay) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons “One blink ordering”. It’s a rather interesting concept, don’t you think? I jokingly mentioned this to my wife the other day when I was ordering some items on Amazon (you know, essential stuff like “Cooking for dogs” books). They make…