Issue 2

The Lapdog

For England, James?

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Amid a protracted take in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, Daniel Craig plays a pensive James Bond sat tied to a chair waiting for a lift to descend on a remote island. Flanked by henchmen and...
Survivalism

Survivalism 2.0

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As I write this the US election results are sort-of coming along in a way that matches the rest of 2020; unpredictable and with a certain sense of reality being not-quite-what-they’re-telling-you-it-is. If there’s one...
To Hear Unspoken Words

To Hear Unspoken Words

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What does this sound like to you? I am not referring to the words themselves or the syntactic make-up of the sentence but the sounds as an experience when you read. The phenomenology of...
Compassion

Compassion

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Left versus right, white versus black, dumb versus smart, young versus old. You’re too fat. You’re too skinny. You’re not rich enough. You’re too materialistic. Hmm, now what about “you don’t work hard enough!”,...
Throw Away Your Map

Throw Away Your Map

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In the last article I introduced the idea that the commonplace, generally accepted and promoted scientific way of apprehending the world as a machine causes problems for people. The premise of this is our...
The Fool

Tricksters and Fools

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2020 has been one hell of a year.  It doesn’t matter who or where you are, I’m sure you’ve felt what I have. A weird, wild, pervasive energy we’ve been steeping in for what feels...
Quantity Culture

Quantity Culture

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We live in a time of quantity, which is not the same thing as a time of abundance. It’s a commonplace occurrence to find commentators sneer at a culture fixated on ‘more, more, more.’ Pointing...
The Zoomers Are Coming

The Zoomers Are Coming

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I was born in 1980, too young to be gen X, too old to be a millennial. Labels elude me. However, I do have the privilege of raising three kids that sit firmly in...