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I used to be a human being too.

“An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.”

By Andrew Sullivan… 154 more words

Christian Spirituality

Warm Winters: Fatima's Story

“Fatima, are you with us?” Mrs. Anderson’s smoky voice pulls me out of the spaceless void I was sinking into.

“Yes, yes I am” I replied meekly, I could hear snickering and soft laughs behind me. 1,514 more words

Short Story

Lyse Links: Night owls, bias, and more sports

In defense of being a night owl: If you’re a night owl, you’ll want to save some of this essay for ammunition. If you’re not a night owl, this is a good way to see a different perspective. 477 more words

Lyse Links

Friday List #8

  • Really enjoyed playing with these visualisations of standard statistical and analysis models. Play here.
  • It was vaguely warm in Bristol this week so make sure when it starts being sunny that you’re in the perfect time and place for it.
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Friday List

The Modern Misunderstanding of What It Means to Be "Good"

Are we intrinsically good? This question has been raised on Ignite ME before, with the author making a claim that no religious catalogue of moral and immoral behaviour is needed for people to arrive at the haven of decency and kindness. 859 more words

Society

Taking Liberties: Julius Caesar

So recently I watched a production of  Julius Caesar and it struck me that Shakespeare, who I thoroughly enjoy, can be a bit, well, verbose. I think it’s something I struggle with too, but it’s much more noticeable when peppered with  943 more words

Series

The Time I Almost Joined the Circle of Life

The only predictable thing about a day on safari is that it will be entirely unpredictable. That’s a huge part of the magic and intrigue – you just never know what sightings the bush will serve up. 2,354 more words

Africa