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  • Eulogy #1

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    My Dad died last week. I did the eulogy on Wednesday. I’m posting it here for posterity. This is the first eulogy I’ve done, but I guess I’m entering that… Read more

  • Seventh innings stretch

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    It was my wedding anniversary yesterday. Seven years ago. I’ve sorta been overtaken with other events of late… but I still wanted to post some pictures to mark the occasion.

  • Dad.

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    My dad died on Friday morning at 3am. My mom came running over to our house shouting that my old man wasn’t breathing. I jumped out of bed and grabbed… Read more

  • The Ender Wiggin approach to…

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    Bullies. I’m sitting in the car, waiting to pick up the almost two year old from playgroup. I’m feeling a bit apprehensive. Yesterday she pushed another kid (who was trying… Read more

  • Taken

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    If I was under duress, with a revolver to my head and forced to pick between John Locke and Adam Smith… (because you should totally have a favorite amongst the… Read more

  • The Social Dilemma.

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    I don’t have my phone on me (by blogging I’m choosing to refocus and banish my separation anxiety). If you supposed this is because I watched The Social Dilemma last… Read more

  • Caligula’s blood-bolted mitt

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    We are an adaptable species and this adaptability has enabled us to survive. However adaptability can also constitute a threat; we may become habituated to certain dangers and fail to… Read more

  • Mein Kampf

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    ‘So you know in ‘Mein Kampf’ when Hitler dislocates his shoulder…’ Words you will likely never use while conversing with the other parents at the four years old birthday party.… Read more

  • Demos Kratos

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    Socrates wasn’t all that big a fan of democracy. Which I think throws people a bit since he was Greek. And Democracy… along with sodomy is kinda their thing. Historically… Read more

  • Down with the sickness

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    ‘I hope you get sick and die’. I must be honest, I’ve used this line before. She burst into tears and told me how she had almost died earlier that… Read more

  • Taboo books

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    I’ve grown bored of reading Julia Donaldson to the four year old every night. I mean not that I mind Mrs. Donaldson. Its just started feeling a little ground-hog-day-ish and… Read more

  • Hookups

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    I’d like to think I don’t hate anyone. Except people who tell me their infants started sleeping through at six months. I have nothing but violence in my heart for… Read more

  • The modern iconoclast

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    He is ubiquitous. At once irreproachable and black-eyed sinister, he cheers us for a moment before we sense a sneer. He is the rubber-stamp guarantee of congeniality, designed for contagion:… Read more

  • Rumyodin

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    I suck at… damn I was going say ‘anagrams’ here… but really, I suck at almost everything. Anagrams are especially challenging for me though. For some reason I thought we… Read more

  • ’tis the season

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    We had our first rain of the season. A paltry 5mm. Or… about a 1/4”. Which I realize isn’t a lot. But when you haven’t had rain for almost four… Read more

  • Eights

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    Its my wives birthday today. Thirty eight! I tell her this is when you start to pick up speed on your downward trajectory. She says she feels it in her…… Read more

  • Cock fights

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    I’m sitting in the shade outside my daughters playgroup. Its still a couple of minutes before they come out. I’m listening to sci-fi on my airpods and sipping the last… Read more

  • The science of conviviality

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    The great sociologist Erving Goffman suggested that life is a series of performances in which we are all continually managing the impression we give other people. If this is so,… Read more

  • A question of antonyms

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    I’m excited. Some might say irrationally so. Its the start of a brand new week. I had left over steak for breakfast and I’m two double espressos in. The FTSE… Read more

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