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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

The Sunday Sermon; Needs and Wants

In the middle of the twentieth century many psychologists.therapists and other theorists “discovered” eastern philosophy. I use discovered in the sense that Captain Cook discovered Australia, it had always been … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Standing alongside the isolated

Back when I was a student, it was fashionable, no, desirable, to not give  a shit what went on in the students union. It didn’t matter, so long as the … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Talkingto the Queen

‘When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions’ Shakespeare ‘Rendered careful and humble by our past defeats and disappointments, perfectly aware that for the moment we are … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Keep the aspiration flying

You can’t fail to notice, in the Labour leadership debate,that the word aspiration emerges constantly. It is a moral choice, apparently, to aspire. Aspiration is a hugely value laden word. … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; James Rhodes, disablism and the myth of the perfect parent.

content note for mention of child abuse, without any details in this piece, cn for detailed discussion of CSA in the first link to the interview with James Rhodes.  The … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Life does come with trigger warnings.

Be aware this post mentions consensual sex  The whole trigger warning/content note non debate has been resurrected by columnists desperate to make a bit of noise in a world where … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Category errors

I don’t know much about Michael Bloch. This article about politics and sex doesn’t help know Michael Bloch, although some of the sidewalk diagnoses of other people’s sexuality and personality … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Raw recruiters

The departure of Ed Miliband from the leadership of the Labour Party means the party has to have a leadership election. Labour’s leadership selection process seems, to me, to be … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The cultural geography of BB King

I will make a confession. I loved BB King’s music before I knew a thing about him. It had a simple lyricism and style that resonated with everything I knew … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sex work is not “the life”

Those opposed to sex workers rights have their own language, a hanky code by which one bigot can recognise another. They speak of “johns” and “prostituted women” and of ” … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

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