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Day 96: Worrying development

Lots more things seem to have been built lately.  I’m idly curious about these technological developments: at the same time I have the strange feeling that actually things aren’t moving on very fast any more, and those things that are … Continue reading

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Day 89: Back on the ground

Just enjoying a moment of stability before heading off to Barcelona.  By ‘stability’ I specifically mean ‘not flying’.  Although this is an irrational fear (I’ve never crashed yet, and my experience of not crashing is growing every time), it seems … Continue reading

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Day 82: Wandering cautiously around Europe

So Japan has been pushed off the top of the news, despite the latest panic about radioiodine (tiny quantities) in the water supply in Tokyo.  We now have Libya, and the whole Middle East thing bounces back to the top … Continue reading

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Day 75: Fake empathy from thousands of miles away

It’s easy to get sucked into the empathy/sympathy confusion.  I know quite a few people in Japan, and given that I have access to global media (and way too much time on my hands), I’ve spent quite some time getting … Continue reading

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Day 68: Not working on many levels

I had an odd dream last night – unusually sophisticated by the standards of my subconscious.  In this, something weird happened (I was staying in a hotel and went to my room to discover that half of the bed had … Continue reading

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Day 61: Getting sniffy about immortality

There’s this famous quote of Woody Allen’s, to the effect of – “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work.  I want to achieve immortality through not dying.”  But the more I think about this, the more it starts to … Continue reading

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Day 58: Getting into character

Back from holidays.  Well, not holidays as such, but not being here.  Being with different people; the effects are curious.  My prose style has shifted.  Conciser.  Now back home, and I have to resume my previous personality.  This can be … Continue reading

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Day 49: Psychological profiling of the audience

I’m a bit inhibited about posting today.  I’m concerned about the implications of what I’m writing.  Two reasons.  One, I’ve been sounded out about editing someone’s creative writing, and I’m not sure I have the capability, because I’m not entirely … Continue reading

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Day 47: Where ideas come from, and where they are going

I haven’t done anything for days – I’ve been too busy – so I’d like to return to a topic of a few days ago, and think about ideas.  What are they?  Well, we don’t really know.  Neurosemantics has been … Continue reading

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Day 34: Building your property portfolio for the end of days

Someone I know is considering buying a house, and is investing considerable effort in finding out how far above sea level everywhere is, in anticipation that its rise may seriously impair the long-term investment value of said house. This strikes … Continue reading

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