Spotting a Poor Argument →
Ableist language aside, this is one of the reasons why I struggle to engage with Internet Arguments. H/T Hinemoana.
The woman who shoots herself →
mymilkspilt: This is kind of awesome. Ria van Dijk took a yearly self-portrait at a fairground shooting gallery in Tilburg, Netherlands. Here is a selection of images from the book taken over the past 74 years.
Student Support →
I often pass students in the street whom I’ve worked with for several weeks and who can barely meet my eye. Like a confessor or a counselor, I know their little secrets. I spend my time telling them that everyone has difficulties, everyone reaches a plateau and has to dig deep to make it to the next level. But it falls on stony ground. The feeling they are falling behind is so terrible for these...
Terms of Engagement →
For most of us, the point of thinking is to reach a point where we don’t have to think any more. A point where our ideas are organised, fixed and justified. And that point is usually one that is terrifically satisfying in relation to belonging – our ideas please our parents or our teachers, they seem in line with the famous figures we admire, the class we aspire to, the religion or political...
The Return of Ace of Base
All That She Wants (Featuring Hera) by EdMuzik Ned felt that it was insensitive of me to play this in front of Anna.
On Amy Winehouse's New Single →
What Amy really needs is some physical exercise, but that’s like saying Lou Reed needs to get on with people more - it’s never going to happen.
Out into the world →
It’s risky, so I’m ambivalent.
The disapproval of George Eliot →
I realized that I was not, for all my accomplishments, a “really clever woman,” a judgment handed down by George Eliot herself (is there any shame like the shame of realizing you’ve behaved in a way George Eliot would deem unintelligent?). h/t Show Your Workings.
A hot night and Guy Fawkes Eve means a nocturnal...
… people will say it’s a utopia, but I’d rather have a utopia...– Guido Rossi, cited (in translation) by Giovanni Tiso.
"I hope she knows you only like the beginnings of... →
Chad Taylor writes about Matthew Weiner’s writing methods, philosophy and education. Cinema and TV writing has influenced my novels because I relish the moments in a story when nobody says anything and nothing happens - a neat trick if you’re using only words, and often trying for the reader who then has to do some thinking of their own.