Category Archives: Society

The Road Goes On: A Tale of Tolerance

Now that “flygskam” is a thing how can someone with sufficient social media “savvy” display a profile, during a pandemic, that openly declares their love of travelling? How can I proclaim having travelled to 36 countries, visiting approximately 140 cities … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Died

How time flies when you’re so preoccupied with balancing working from home with staycationing, self-isolating, making sour dough bread or simply wasting time reacting to some “rabbit-hole” article you disagree with on social media. An umpteenth article about pandemic induced … Continue reading

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Wish I could fly like… (Superman)

It’s true. When you settle down for the night and let the brain run free and process whatever tensions or issues the frontal lobe function had been suppressing during the day a portal opens up into the psyche. What follows … Continue reading

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The Opportunist and the Food Truck

So there I was standing next in line, in a queue of two, at the coffee machine at work explaining to a colleague what a Cornish Pasty was and where it came from when a guy comes up and, without … Continue reading

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Social Media Detoxification, The Alfred E. Neuman Way

It’s been a while but here’s one for the new year… A few weeks into a new year, and a new decade, and there I was congratulating myself for having managed to avoid reading anything resembling a retrospective or a … Continue reading

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Projections and Fireclowns

“Pondering on the state of the multiverse… I’m a wanderer on a path of my choosing, albeit full of twists, forks and turns. I like to consider my fate my own but in reality, I’m forced to recognize that if … Continue reading

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The Creeping Institutionalization of a Kink

It’s rant time!… There’s an irritating kink institutionalizing itself in everyday exchanges on Social Media today: the F-bomb. If only it stopped with a puerile tweet, but it doesn’t. This banalizing use of the f-word in Social Media is creeping … Continue reading

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Laying the Past to Rest

‘Despair and die’ the spirits tell Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth… ‘Live and flourish’ say the same spirits to the sleeping Earl of Richmond. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of going [back] to France with … Continue reading

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Alternative Facts About Kids These Days (…or any day for that matter)

According to an article in the Guardian, young adult fantasy films were all the rage a few years ago but that times had changed and teenagers no longer had a taste for such things. What? Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange will … Continue reading

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Zeitgeist

Checking the news on Twitter one morning, skipping over the latest op-ed from a named author about the March Hare and his Washingtonian rabbit hole, I got side-tracked into reading an article from The New York Review of Books. Essentially … Continue reading

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