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Observations from The Shed - How Left Can Look Right

The Labour Party thinks a groundswell of support for Jeremy Corbyn is evidence of a fatal belief that its problem is not being Left enough. The Shed concurs that anyone who does not share some of the sympathy for capping child benefit is probably doomed. 716 more words

Notes From The Shed

New Age and Prosperity Gospel Hucksters

by Chaz Bufe, author of the revised and expended edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary (scheduled for June 2016)

Any system of ideas with an abstraction at its center—an abstraction which assigns you a role or duties—is an ideology.

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Magical Thinking

My granddaughter was having major surgery to repair her hip, the first of two such procedures. Of course I was worried.

So I started using magical thinking. 225 more words


For years now I have yearned to find a sea potato, those fragile, heart-shaped, star-marked members of the sea urchin family. Given the amount of time in my life I have spent walking beaches with a bowed head it has quite aggravated me that these beautiful, delicate sculptures of nature have eluded me not to mention that no-one else seems to have any problem finding them. 606 more words