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Overextending oneself is just another way of implying that an abundance of good intention has canceled the other out.

The Timelessness of Futility

A poetic reflection jotted down in my yellowing writing notebook this cold night.

Extremes take turns on the see-saw.
Often wrong and never mixed.
The pendulum swings, 65 more words


Religious belief shouldn't supersede state duty

State legislators in South Carolina have introduced a bill that would, essentially, convey a kind of conscientious-objector status to marriage-licensing state officials who oppose same-sex marriage because of a religious belief. 860 more words

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Some Self-Help Madam? - Oh, just piss off.

This is a quite natural follow-up to my post on mindfulness, you see, I don’t like self-help books very much. I happen to think they are selling you the idea that you are not good enough, but if you give away some thousand pounds and sell your soul they can help you become “the best you can be”. 1,157 more words

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More Observations on Language

Today I’m obsessed with this little gem of music. I was reminded of it on BBC R3 today at breakfast, and it is truly beautiful: 915 more words

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What I did in the holidays

It is hot, so damn hot.  Difficult to sleep at night, difficult to stay awake during the day.  The air conditioning in the building went AWOL for the first two weeks of the working year, during the hottest January on record.   975 more words

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