Category Archives: Thinking

The future of the BBC

The BBC was in the news today because it is losing funding due to fewer people choosing to pay for a TV licence. A TV licence is something required by law in the UK before you can watch any live … Continue reading

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‘Richest 1% have almost a quarter of UK wealth, study claims’

You may have seen recently that new research by the Resolution Foundation reveals the richest 1% in the UK have almost a quarter of all the wealth. Here is an article about it: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2021/jan/03/richest-1-have-almost-a-quarter-of-uk-wealth-study-claims. This inequality is obviously unacceptable and, … Continue reading

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A letter to my son (about death)

Dear son, It is the year 2020. Here are some things that are, as far as I know, true: All of humanity lives on Earth, the third planet from our local star the Sun. The Earth is orbiting the Sun … Continue reading

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How my family moved to a flexitarian diet

My family & I have recently moved to a more plant-based diet because of the health benefits and lower impact on the environment. I have long-term ambitions to eventually be vegan so this flexitarian diet is for me hopefully a … Continue reading

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Guidelines for living

Make the most out of life take part Have fun life is short Be kind don’t be a dick

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Phillip K. Dick’s afterword for A Scanner Darkly

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another … Continue reading

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The Good Friend

Do any of us really actually care for each other? Or is everything we do ultimately in our own self-interest? Isn’t looking out for the interests of my family & children in a way acting to guarantee the continuation of … Continue reading

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Practical life tips for my son

Never be afraid to doublecheck if you have locked the door when you are using the toilet Always wear a helmet on a bike Always be careful around roads, water, weights, heights, fast things, hot things, and sharp things. Remember: … Continue reading

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Quitting the Paint Factory – By Mark Slouka

It is this willingness to hand over our lives that fascinates and appalls me. There’s such a lovely perversity to it; it’s so wonderfully counterintuitive, so very Christian: You must empty your pockets, turn them inside out, and spill out … Continue reading

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