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Doing and un-doing of an Idealist

‘Dream on, dream on O’ young one,

Dream on..’

Her words trailed into the silence and oblivion of that summer night. Unintentionally, she planted a seed in my young heart. 520 more words

Today Feels hollow (Caution; expletives)

Today feels…
It actually feels empty. It feels like there’s something missing, like something is just…not there, or out of place. I’ve gone through my normal routine, but it just feels broken. 544 more words


Logical Gal - 'But it's in the Bible!'

A discussion I overheard reminded me of a useful distinction, that of what is normative versus what is descriptive.  The term normative contains the concept of norms or prescribed ways of doing things.   383 more words


The Difference between a Sport and War.

I stopped watching sports years ago.  All of the sports had become so egotistical.  There is a fine line between sport and war.  In sports you aren’t trying to kill each other.   262 more words

How (Not) To Draw Contemporary Insights From The History of Political Thought

I’m giving a talk this Wednesday (25 February, 5.15 – 6.45 pm) at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (Large Conference Room, Senate House, north block). 206 more words


Normative as dance images on #WordyMonday #photography

I’ve decided to continue WordyMonday with a few small changes. I still plan to interpret a word with a dance image and would still love suggestions but I’m going to write about how it relates to the news, contemporary culture or science. 525 more words

Carole Edrich Dance Photography