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  • Freedom

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    In 1974 Robert Nozick wrote a book called ‘Anarchy, State and Utopia’ in which he detailed how he had been drawn to Libertarian conclusions (about society) despite not liking the… Read more

  • Delta’d

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    I decided to up the difficulty of my life by moving house and picking up Corona at the same time. Which was… quite hard. I’m mostly over it now, I… Read more

  • Getting Whacked

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    It’s feels everyone I know has got Covid at the moment. Here, at the bottom of the planet we are solidly into our third wave. South Africa is doing this,… Read more

  • Dalliances with en-route phenomena

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    Brrrrr. I’m overnighting in the desert. Well… a town whose geographical location is in the Karoo. Which I’m sure is classified as such. The Karoo is a semi-desert natural region… Read more

  • Anarchism one-oh-one.

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    I had leftover Penne Alfredo for breakfast. With more garlic and chili than a reasonable man might mash into his food. I’m not even entirely sure those are traditional accompaniments… Read more

  • Three-letter-abbreviations

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    To frame this correctly I need to gripe (right near the beginning) that the things me and AOC would likely agree upon could be counted on one (machine shop assistants)… Read more

  • Foxholes, Forests and Felines

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    Alliteration ftw. My wife had to go into work today. Two broken feet (I imagine) would make driving herself a challenging exercise. Fortunately she has a chivalrous and devoted husband…… Read more

  • Domestication

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    We’re out of coffee, so I’m drinking a vegan Chai… eh… latte (I think) from a sachet. It’s… surprisingly good. *slurp* Let it not be said that I am an… Read more

  • Return of the Mac

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    We had our first real day of ‘winter’ today. Not by any agreed upon standards, as used by Northern hemisphere peeps, but it was enough to trigger a clarion call… Read more

  • An ode to Napoleon Dynamite

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    I haven’t cried in… thirty years maybe. I pride myself on having had quite the sociopath(ic) streak. I mean I’ve probably shed the errant tear when hobbled by a piece… Read more

  • It’s complicated

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    So which murderous, theocratic ethnostate are you supporting at the moment? Think carefully because if you pick the wrong one, then we can’t be friends anymore… Um… they both suck?… Read more

  • Operation Dinner out

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    Types ‘Good things the CIA has done’ into the search bar. No, I’m not feeling lucky. To say the results were underwhelming would be an understatement. Although I suppose all… Read more

  • Riders of Justice

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    When I imagine my favorite things and I take everything that’s warm and sticky off the table, I’m basically left with coffee, Lego and griping about modern American cinema. I… Read more

  • Eschatological Laundry List

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    Eschatological. I will often stare at a word and wonder what it means. In olden times we used to have to haul out the tome of wordy wisdom, obviously its… Read more

  • The price of Terra-firma.

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    I’m a property expert now. Well, in so far as I’ve been in the vicinity when property* was sold, eh… around me. Which… you know, in the nebulous world of… Read more

  • A German travel companion

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    I’m awake. Kinda. Although maybe I mean alive. I’ve been busy (doing nothing). I haven’t been feeling very motivated to get my life together lately. I think I’ve been having… Read more

  • Psychobabble 101

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    With its odd mixture of Darwinian determinism, Jungian myth-interpretation and Heideggerian ontology (Being written with a capital B!), it was an unlikely self-help manual and an even unlikelier bestseller. But… Read more

  • The lamp post

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    The joke is familiar. Man searches diligently under lamp-post at night. Explains to a passerby that he has lost his keys. ‘Did you lose them under the lamp post?’ ‘No.’… Read more

  • The plot thickens…

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    I guess I had quite an interesting day. It was my uncles funeral today. He’s also my godfather. But I really didn’t feel like going. I had no relationship with… Read more

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