In reply to: Jemima, Deer, ‘Inconvenient truths: the psychology of coronavirus and the climate crisis’, The Canary (16/04/20). <https://www.thecanary.co/opinion/2020/04/16/inconvenient-truths-the-psychology-of-coronavirus-and-the-climate-crisis/> Dear Jemima, I enjoyed your excellent psychological parallel between C-19 and climate crisis. Very neat. As apes our scope for alertness to danger is indeed immediate, small scale. So we cannot grasp on an everyday basis … Read moreMammoth in the Living Room
From tonight’s debate on law to stop no-deal Brexit.Two kinds of Tory. First Jacob Rees-Mogg on the job having a (U)kip One MP offered Rees-Mogg a cushion for his head. JRM politely declined. Second – In the Commons Nick Boles, the former Tory who now sits as an independent, is speaking. He recalls the day he … Read moreP-p-p-parliament
saf2008 27/06/2019 The Gurdian BTL commentJohn Crace political sketch.This is not my writing but so delicious it deserves tribute and conservation. Tonight at the Tory Hustings (kind of) Hannah Vaughan Jones: “Mr Cu… Hunt, why should you be PM?”Hunt: “I will be the first ever PM with a background as an entrepreneur and I will be … Read moreTory interview runs on tears
“Hi my name is Shan and I am addicted to buying pretty tops and smocks on Ebay.”Not sure if a Power greater than mine can assist. Surely the Goddess has her own divine Ebay for her own pretties and shares my condition?Turning my life and will over to her is against my way of living … Read more12 step programme for Ebay
Arthur C. Brooks, ‘Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think’, Atlantic Monthly (June 2019) Refreshingly thoughtful article about living to compete to stay at peak until the last gasp vs. understanding the life cycle, and valuing stages which are not peak achievement. Brooks refers to the Hindu triadic life pattern: trainee, materialist, … Read moreSuccess and simplicity
How to make sense of the penis as precious, and yet dirty, a suggestion.