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Padded Cells

We’ve officially gone mad!

I know that self building is very stressful and from my own experience so far, recognise that it can really make you question your sanity, but I hadn’t realised that part of the plans were to build our own padded cells!  1,421 more words


“But what we fail to do in politics — harness our shared humanity — we do so easily in dance. We embrace the other. We take into account another person’s comfort, how our pace and pressure feel.

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We were ruinous together, she thinks. But how else can we live, these days, except in the midst of ruin? – Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin…

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18 June 2018

        … in a sophomore course in English poetry … I encountered Yeats’ poem,
“A Dialogue of Self and Soul” and was wildly elated to see my secret in black on a page.  139 more words


A Quote To Remember from Maya Angelou

There is a time in every man’s life when he must push off from the wharf of safety into the sea of chance.

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Shut up legs!

“When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!” – Jens Voigt

Today’s quote comes from Jens Voigt. He once rode part of the 2010 Tour de France on a child’s bike (he crashed and had to borrow a boys road bike from a spectator to catch up with his team car).

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Dishonest dialogue

Everyone forms their own opinions but most are very poor at defending them.  They assert their opinions but if debate becomes too awkward for them, they simply walk away.  251 more words