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The serious doubter

The serious doubter, the sincere enquirer, the person who hesitates a long time on a threshold, these are all people to be honoured and encouraged, not, as is so often the case, either demonized or cajoled.

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Kathmandu Memories

There are places we go in our lives where we feel more connected. An affinity that stays with us long after we’ve departed. Sometimes that leads to a desire to relocate. 1,069 more words

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Making friends 102: Chat with the Snack Vendor

Just as the last experiment.

Think about it.

I will return to adress it.


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Beware of the online scammers!

You’ve heard the stories, you’ve seen the damage, maybe you’re even a victim or a smart cookie who didn’t bite like me. Scammers. They’ve been around for decades ripping people off using different methods. 442 more words

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Pole-dancing and the end of universities as centres of humane critique

We are living through a point in the history of Western academia so momentous it’s hard for us to wrap our minds around it – namely, the effectual end of universities as centres of humane critique, the effectual end of an enormously rich and diverse and valuable tradition, which has always had to struggle to carve out a task for itself that is often at odds with the priorities of society.

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What happened to spring??

I took this picture on Saturday to demonstrate that green stuff had replaced the white stuff on the lawn – not bad for mid-April. It was sunny and warm – I remember it well. 264 more words

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Now back to my random musings

Ah, almost a year since my last post.

I know nobody probably knows about this blog, and I intended it to be that way. Yet I write as if I had a steady stream of readers and followers. 419 more words

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