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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Corbyn and the commentariat

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour Party conference has not gone down well with all the commentariat. Even the Guardian was at best grudging inits leader today, and positively spiteful in … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Are you sitting comfortably?

Be aware the link to the sentencing of Marie Black contains graphic details of her sexual abuse of young children. This post in its entirety discusses, but without details, child … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Sunday Sermon; Free Agents.

Content note for slavery and the brief mention of the rape of enslaved women of colour. Agency is a word you will hear a lot around here, its a short … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stop the grooming

This isn’t intended to be a post on the furore around the death of Elliott Johnson, although I suspect some people will see it that way. When I saw Elliott’s … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Making up with Myself

CN for very brief mention of suicide, and longer, but without details of childhood sexual abuse.¬† There seems to be a belief that a cis (ish) ¬†womans relationship with make … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Young men’s rituals

Scenario one; the second and third years stand around, in a semi circle, some drunk,others eager to see the freshers go through the ritual they went through. One by one,they … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Saving David’s bacon

As Jem pointed out earlier David Cameron could be said to be having a bad day. It could have been worse. As Jem pointed out there is a great deal … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

With a glass of Champagne and a smile…

#BaeofPigs, #Hameron, #Piggate, twitter has excelled itself in the past 12 hours. The Ashcroft allegations about David Cameron have of course been hung about with so many allegedlys that even … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

When certainty becomes a cage

On this blog and its predecessor I’ve written, at some length, about love and its meaning. As someone who feels inspired by the ideas of Erich Fromm, and his re-casting … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

New maps required

Amongst the boxes in the attic are the remains of my collection of maps. The collection was still-born; I moved from regarding maps as useful art to understanding maps as … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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