Have you seen this video? Why did you watch it? Why did she record it? Why do we share things like this? Could the video actually have helped the boy?Continue reading The Layers of Terror Beneath and Above the Video of Mother Berating Child for Trump Vote
Some photos from the beautiful city of St Louis.Continue reading Photos from St Louis I: Art, Roads and the Tracks
I took two walks to the beach, a thin strip of sand and concrete just to the East of Copenhagen.Continue reading Photos from Copenhagen, #2: by the Beach
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, and I was fortunate to catch some lovely scenes when I visited.Continue reading Photos from Copenhagen, #1: by the River
Some thoughts from Copenhagen, in no particular order.Continue reading Musings from Copenhagen
Do you ever get that feeling, like something is trying to pull you outside and into a pub or bar somewhere? What is that?Continue reading The Pull of Booze
Many things which are dear and opportune have an interesting dual potency, like in-built responsibility or side-effect which accompanies them. Of course I’m not sure whether this observation is original, but I observe that people have a tendency, when presented with something of this nature, either to manage or destroy.Continue reading The Destruction-Wish
So Telemachos spoke, and the broad-seeing Zeus sent him
Two eagles from above the crest of a mountain flying.
They for a time flew down along with the blasts of the wind,
Stretching their wings out close to one another.
But when they came to the midst of the many-voiced assembly,
Then they whirled about and beat their wings rapidly.
They went to the heads of all and destruction was in their look,
As they tore each other’s cheeks and throats on both sides with their claws.
— Homer, The Odyssey: chapter 2, lines 146-153
27/IX/12 4:04 – So, I decide to head, after a look at another bookshop, to the library for another campaign against The Odyssey. As I walked I noticed a friend of mine in conversation and I carried on, then decided that I should speak to her, stopped to talk to another friend who was also in the area then lent against a tree until she arrived. We decided to get a coffee in the library cafe, which I was owed (in her words), and we sat down to discuss national identity and music.Continue reading 27/IX/12 — Liverpool
By way of a temporal journey back a few months: I was reading a BBC article today which discussed the decision by the German state of Bavaria to allow the publication of Mein Kampf after it’s copyright expires in 2015. I was then directed to a story about how the booksellers Waterstone’s apologized for including the book on their Christmas recommendations list. They stated in a wilting response that no politics section should include the volume and that they were sorry for the offense caused.Continue reading Offensive Censorship
A few days ago I talked with a school friend with whom I hadn’t spoken in a while. She is a first-year studying English Literature, History and Philosophy in university. We talked over the usual news and plans which people explore when they haven’t chatted in a while; then we moved on to philosophy, an area in which I wish I had more knowledge.Continue reading Free Will