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  • Disturbing encounter

    Published: 29/11/2016
    At the airport, picking someone up, I had a disturbing encounter. I was at terminal C and I woman approach us as we were loading suitcases in the car and said, "Are you going to terminal B." I said no ... Read more
  • Another useless notion

    Published: 28/11/2016
    Another fairly useless notion is "non-Western." Ouch. What could this possibly mean? A hat-rack and a picture frame and the air in a balloon are "non-liquid." You can't define things but what they are ... Read more
  • Footnote to awesome life hack 2

    Published: 27/11/2016
    If you are in a relationship, or any kind of friendship, then that can be in the top tier:  something you live for.  It can be in middle tier as well: something that sustains you. If it is in the bott ... Read more
  • Obama and Mayhew both

    Published: 16/11/2016
    Here is one of my main weaknesses, but it turns out to be Obama's as well: This may seem like a silly example, but I know myself well enough to know I can’t keep track of paper. I am not well organize ... Read more
  • Political Correctness

    Published: 15/11/2016
    Another concept that is dead, or ought to be, or is theoretically useless, is pc. It ought to be dead from both perspectives: from the perspective of those who seem to be enforcing it, and for those w ... Read more
  • The Hatred of Poetry

    Published: 2/11/2016
    It seems that a lot of people are getting the argument of Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry wrong.  I think his argumentation, as far as it goes, is unassailable.  He claims that the so-called hatred ... Read more