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An answered prayer, with hair

You know that whole work-from-home, caring-for-ma-with-dementia thing? Especially coupled with a grew-up-an-only-child-in-your-head-a-lot deal? Add to that reading-Adam-Phillips‘-On-Flirtation-essays-riffing-on-Freud while ellipticalling and you have a recipe for… 334 more words

Jennifer Niven's "All The Bright Places"; a life affirming book about death

My rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

All The Bright Places is about a girl, “who learns to live from a boy who intends to die”. 344 more words

Ellen's Book Reviews

Thursday, March 19th

otherworldly

Turgut Ercetin (1983-), String Quartet No. 1 (“December”); The Jack Quartet, live, Stanford University, 2011


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Lacan said that there was surely something ironic about Christ’s injunction to love thy neighbour as thyself—because actually, of course, people hate themselves.

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“when we are punishing people for their excesses, we are punishing them for their helplessness.” – Perhaps it is our ..power­lessness faced with the difficulties of living, ..we are trying to abolish? 6 more words

Jon Ronson's Gonzo Anecdotes

This week I read the new Jon Ronson book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. I really like Jon Ronson. He’s like an English Hunter S Thompson, all gonzo and intrepid, but with cups of tea and anxiety instead of drugs and alcohol. 534 more words

Books

Falcons are $23.78 million under the cap

FLOWERY BRANCH – After the latest round of deals, the Falcons are $23,780,200 million under the salary cap, according to NFLPA documents.

The Falcons have 63 players under contract, with a $2,845,290 previous year carryover, cap number $122,468,615, and cap room of $23,780,200, according to NFLPA documents. 563 more words

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Commonplace Book: The Books We Read as Teenagers

More commonplace book entries from the recent LRB (an exceptional issue, even by their high standard).

This bit from Adam Phillips “Against Self-Criticism356 more words

Literature