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  • 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… almost 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

  • JoJo the dancing bear

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    I do drink coffee. I disagree with everything else though. I got sent this, a t-shirt I might wear, apparently. I don’t think I hate people. I just find them… Read more

  • Washing dishes

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    I’m not sure if I’m a fan of Chuck Palahniuk. Some days I think I might be. Other days I’m less sure. There is something about him that makes the… Read more

  • 36.2020

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    I have been a bit remiss with this of late. Wasn’t really feeling it.

  • Sibling rivalry

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    This is my sisters MacMansion… This is her new formal vegetable garden… This is me, at my nephews birthday party on Saturday with a handful of cannabis seeds… Yes. I… Read more

  • Spring

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    Spring Day for those of us who domicile at the bottom of the planet. It was a miserable, overcast day. The two weeks leading up to the first of September… Read more

  • Ntis.

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    This doesn’t seem that bad… I spent probably more time than I should have looking at this graphic, feeling smug that… well… probably not a whole lot would change for… Read more

  • Basic Economics

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    A few lines of reasoning can change the way we see the world -Steven E Landsburg It’s the quote on the first page of my favorite books… I know… I’m… Read more

  • Being poor is expensive

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    I get ruffled when other people try and use Terry Pratchett to illustrate some or other point. (Its fine when I do it though, because, you know, I’m usually right…… Read more

  • Quotes from the Carpathians

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    I felt the need to buy something, having now committed an inordinate amount of time browsing the foldout tables outside the animal charity shop. I’d had a hardcover in hand… Read more

  • Minimalism revisited

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    I’ve never really considered myself a hoarder of ‘stuff’. Well… except books and music (CDs and Vinyl), oh and LEGO. I have a metric-fuck-tonne of LEGO. BUT, other than that…… Read more

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