Real life has taken an excessively medical theme just lately. I’ve been sampling non-recreational drugs, and if I’m honest, I prefer the other kind. Not least because there’s no requirement to keep taking them at definite intervals, until the end of the course. There’s just something about repetition. I am no good at consciously repeating things, though no doubt I will say or do all sorts of things over and over without meaning to. The amount of antibiotic immunity I must have squandered for this reason is pretty stunning.