Monthly Archives: August 2014

On Leigh Alexander’s Dos and Don’ts

I just saw this, and it relates pretty closely to my last post, so I thought I’d talk about it. Probably best if you read it first. in short, it’s ways in which she recommends talking to women on social … Continue reading

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I aim to be awkward (Part 1)

In my last post I described a few thoughts about discourse. Take emotion out (this is key). Attack the opinion, not the person. Look at every angle. Challenge assumptions. Be a devil’s advocate in order to smoke test a point of … Continue reading

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Animal Rights

This is not a post about animal rights. This is a post about a televised debate I once saw, on the subject of animal rights, which opened my eyes to a particular way of constructing an argument. It was fascinating, … Continue reading

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Everything and nothing

Up until this point, I’ve had a plan for every blog post. I still have three or four drafts waiting to be written up. There is no plan for this one. Let’s see how it goes, together! Tonight was intended … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

Do you remember when the UK had half pennies? I do. I once bought a stack of comics about three feet high for twelve and a half pence. Do you remember black and white TVs? We had one growing up. … Continue reading

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Pain

It’s a funny old thing. Since about Tuesday night (it’s Saturday lunchtime as I write this), I’ve been in quite a lot of pain. It’s a recurring thing. Only happens once every few months, at most, but when it hits … Continue reading

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