Category Archives: Change

Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished

CLOV: The end is terrific! HAMM: I prefer the middle. (Pause.) Is is not time for my pain-killer? Endgame by Samuel Beckett This post is in memory of all unfinished works. If there is not already an International Celebration of … Continue reading

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That ain’t right

It was a work of colossal administration. First came a kind of slow-leak effect, giving me the immediate worry that Kingsley, when fully deflated, would sprawl out into the street on both sides of the island, where there were cars, … Continue reading

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How to get more mystery into your life

I do. I do want to be found. I do want you to find me. – Kip in The English Patient (film) I recently read this post by Oliver Burkeman about making life more mysterious. Some of the suggestions included … Continue reading

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Giz a job?

Why do we work? I guess so that we can more fully enjoy the moments when we are not working. Work offers a kind of life template – you study so you can get a job (or so the grown-ups … Continue reading

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The squid and the whale

So WordPress tells me, “Blogs need a focus. What’s yours going to be? Let’s take a look at some common blog themes!” Then it hits you with the pet blogs, the food blogs, the gossip blogs. For me, this is … Continue reading

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