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The Layers of Terror Beneath and Above the Video of Mother Berating Child for Trump Vote

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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

Photos from St Louis I: Art, Roads and the Tracks

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Some photos from the beautiful city of St Louis.Continue reading Photos from St Louis I: Art, Roads and the Tracks

Your Teenage Years Really Shouldn’t Be Your Best

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If anyone says that your teenage years are your best, don’t believe them.

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Two Ways in which Men Can be Allies to Women

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You may be familiar with the posts which list ways in which men can be allies to women, such as this one, which lists 101 ways. Here is my list:–

1: Treat all individuals according to their abilities, actions and according to the content of their character.

2: Act so as to create a society which maximizes the extent to which individuals are treated according to their abilities, actions and according to the content of their character.

The Destruction-Wish

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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

27/IX/12 — Liverpool

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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