The future is never clear, but right now it looks like a stop sign. Last week I couldn't post. Despite being inside almost all of the time, with no pressure to go anywhere or do anything, I had no energy. The world feeling like a crisis zone is taking its toll on all of us. … Continue reading 5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate
Next week’s post is about any of these 3 topics: Anti-Natalists: The kindest most selfish people you’ll ever meet. Intersectionality: Who’s really at the bottom of the pile, and why does it matter? Fury and Fear: The sad reason why twitter trolls thrive on your hate. These title’s aren’t confirmed, but keep an eye … Continue reading Coming soon: Fear, Intersectionality or Anti-Natalism (No post this week)
This recent health crisis the world is facing feels surreal and inevitable at the same time. We're a closely connected species with masses of technology, but ultimately we're still fragile and biological machines. I've written before that whilst numbers are infinite, humans are not, and that's the limit of our financial economy. We know the … Continue reading This Crisis Is Part of All of Us
Lately, I'm reading a book about the language and importance of friendships, by Deborah Tannen, a linguistics professor. As she writes in her book, "everything else is just stuff". Despite this, sometimes it seems impossible to balance with work and everything else, especially if (like me) you have solitary hobbies and faraway friends. It's almost … Continue reading Why Capitalism Will Make You Lonely
Sometimes I feel I should keep a note of all the current affairs. I have hot-takes on anything and everything, but I never share them. Algorithm-wise, trending is king. Unfortunately, it's not always how my mind works. The last big moment I genuinely tried to latch onto was Jordan Peterson's C4 debate, 2 months after … Continue reading Why I’m Not Writing About Caroline Flack
Trigger warning: discussion of disability-hate, autism discrimination, and violence by and against disabled people. Longer read than my normal posts. This week, autism's in the news. Unfortunately, it's attached to a violent young white man with murderous intent. Whilst the child victim faces agonising and slow recovery, from an attack intended to kill him, Jonty … Continue reading Tate Attack: When Carers Act As Security, We’re Turning People Into Monsters.
I propose we start acknowledging the privileges of hair-colour, handedness, parents, allergies and TV. The "Straight White Cis Male TM" is a cliche. I declare it's time for exciting new privileges instead! Let's get obscure, let's get myopic and disproportionate, let's get reactionary and ridiculous! I'll start... Being right-handed Not being ginger-haired. Having both parents, … Continue reading Do Joke Privileges Exist?
Every week I try to write a post. Try to prove to myself that I'm a writer, a thinker, an activist. Some weeks it is easier than others. Last week, writing poured from me. Not writing anything would have been harder! Other weeks, it's like blood from a tired stone. Being a consumer and a … Continue reading What You Can’t Do – “The Modern Worker Enjoying His Liberty”
Finding the Pit When I was young, I fell into the "Pit of the Void". I was too scared to tell anyone, I didn't know what was happening. I'd always been a sensitive curious child. Was "meditation" was explained to me or did I come up with the idea by myself? I can't remember. … Continue reading My Life Spent Coming Back from The “Pit of the Void”
Living in the Moment Take the unexpected track, it's unexpected even to you. Do something different, do something new. Maybe it works out, maybe it won't. it's your choice if you try though, and yours if you don't. Maybe you shouldn't, maybe you should. Try every day though, know that you could. Enjoy what comes … Continue reading Poem & Book Review: “When Breath Becomes Air”