The demon spoke: "I have seen all your outer and your inner life. I have counted your every mental twitch. Reading books in the winter sun. The heartache you felt when you realized he would not love you. Irritation at the sound of chewing. That teacher you were sure was a creep, though you never … Continue reading A very short horror story
Just for something different I wanted to share a selection of my favourite music. Ani DiFranco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGFgHZO_ueE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6JnQbQbzdo Ben Harper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfI4eqDYQHM Boney M. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYnVYJDxu2Q Bruce Springsteen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs Bjork+Anohni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZkR6q6l7w Dead Kennedy's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0W-Nxegn6A Editors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4tyDRhU_4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2oSgaRb9Bg Embarrassing (but really good!) pop and other guilty pleasures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rlx6Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-WP6POdTgY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFlZXlfda6Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuRGfAaju4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUbJQGqFoi0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzZ-xpyfoo Nine Inch Nails https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccY25Cb3im0 Pete … Continue reading My playlist
Life is more about doing than feeling -My dad This is another one of those posts which is going to be painfully obvious to a lot of readers, but which others might find helpful. I wanted to talk through something that I only consciously grasped in my early twenties. The difference between two senses of … Continue reading Two senses of caring
Using the language bot, GPT-3, I wanted to participate in the creation of poetry without an author. This is a paradoxical limit which can only be approached, not reached. If I just had GPT-3 write the whole thing, it would be an author of a kind. So I blended together a few of my own … Continue reading The Arcadian Cantos- A poem without an author- 1st Draft
As someone who, on the internet, has gotten stuck into people before and later deeply regretted it and felt like a damn hypocrite, I wanted to give some life advice on how to avoid over moralising. It's something I think about a lot, but it's also something I would be very keen to hear alternative … Continue reading Tips for avoiding moralism (from someone who has often fallen well short of the mark themselves)
Using the language bot, GPT-3, I wanted to participate in the creation of poetry without an author. This is a paradoxical limit which can only be approached, not reached. If I just had GPT-3 write the whole thing, it would be an author of a kind. So I blended together a few of my own … Continue reading Work in progress: Arcadian Cantos- a poem without an author
[Edit: This is one of those essays where I explain something that might seem painfully obvious to others, because I grasped it relatively late. Or if you're more cynical, you might say it's an autist taking commonsense and dressing it up as insight porn for other autists. I tend to work on the "better out … Continue reading One difference between ordinary and public condemnation
I've seen a bunch of memes and agitprop on the internet complaining that healthy eating to build strong immune systems isn't promoted as a primary means of beating Coronavirus by doctors. Why are they talking about masks and not the importance of fruit! It is true that healthy eating does support a healthy immune system, … Continue reading A just illness theory?
There's something about afternoon light through a glass vase that makes you regret every choice you've ever made while rejoicing in having been born.