Monthly Archives: November 2012

White Lotus

“The most important thing in life, the most precious thing in the whole world, is contact with one’s own true self, between the surface of one’s being & its depths.” ~ Sangharakshita, The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment, Chapter 7: “The Jewel in … Continue reading

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How to Write About the Future

Imagine someone living, say, a thousand years ago visiting our culture. Which aspects would they have the most difficulty with? Our godlessness? Our demonising of violence? The prevalence of a high standard of living, of wealth & longevity? Our ability … Continue reading

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Advice for Boffins

Collecting foreign languages is contingent on multilingual parents, living abroad or an enormous expenditure of time & effort. So what becomes of the amateur collector stranded in a monolingual town? There’s only one thing for it: learn your own language even … Continue reading

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Fetish I

“… proper scientists are no closer to understanding why one person develops a particular fetish or paraphilia while another person doesn’t. As the psychologist Michael Wiederman said recently, ‘If you can definitely answer that question, your working days are over.’ … Continue reading

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Which Film am I? II

Whilst aimed firmly at the teen-boy demographic, my characters nevertheless come out with some real gems. Profound stuff, considering all the CGI going on around them: “I am burdened with glorious purpose.” “It’s a … terrible privilege” “It’s the unspoken … Continue reading

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