Another Brick In The Wall

April 12, 2013
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In July of 2010 I wrote a piece about my emerging writing technique. I composed this after a few months of living in Cambodia with the idea of putting fingers to keyboard every day. For a while, it did work. Despite the numerous distractions that Southeast Asia offers, I managed to get myself into a […]

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Clarities – Blandine Longre

April 12, 2012
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Review Clarities – Blandine Longre One of my favourite throw away lines that gains little social impact and yet means everything to me is that it is a magnificent time in history to be a woman. Perhaps not the very best time (I hope that is still to come) but the best the world has […]

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Enigmatic Pilot by Kris Saknussemm – A review

March 22, 2011
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it is through the study and practice of illusion that we learn the art and science of the truth, and this philosophy has proved immensely effective. It suddenly struck him, for instance, that the definition of a complex machine was one that was five-dimensional—time defining the fourth, psychology the fifth. Mind transcended time, the same […]

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The Babylonian Trilogy – Sebastien Doubinsky

March 1, 2011
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The Babylonian Trilogy, as the title suggests, is a book divided into three parts.  Each of the three parts deals with the large themes of existence: Life, death, poetry and the pieces in between. Each novel is different from the others in essence, although the reoccurring ideas and the intense characterisation give access to the […]

Why I love Miller and hate Hemingway or, how I pick and choose my misogynists.

February 14, 2011
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  Ok, so I can feminist it up with the best of them. I’ve been down most of the paths: Intellectual antidisestablishmentarianism media whore with Germaine Greer; ultra pissed-off-ed-ness with Susan Brown-Miller and Alanis Morissette (ok, I may never have been THAT shitty); chemistry studies with Mary Daly to try to develop synthetic sperm; Übermensch […]

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Ambient Wordsmithing

February 1, 2011
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With the many distractions which take up much of 21st century life, it can be difficult to get into an effective workflow. It seems that computers and communications technology has in some cases made this more difficult, has in fact reduced productivity rather than made work easier. This can definitely apply to me when it […]

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To the Squirrels at Union Square

December 12, 2010
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They’re so cheeky he said of they with no personality only instinct.   But I looked in the eye, at the outstretched arm, at claws ready for gripping and mischief as it reached for some sugar cookie treat. No stupidity lurked in that eye; its expression functioned in open space.   Squirrel turned, treat aloft […]