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The course of an ordinary married life


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I did also finish The Course of Love, by Alain de Botton recently. This is a story of ordinary married life. I didn’t read it because I specifically wanted to read a story of ordinary married life,  but rather because Alain de Botton is one of those authors, who, when he has a new book

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The non-rewritable discs of our childhood


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This is a post for the Growing Up Fatherless archive. It’s an article from The School of Life on the The Non-Rewritable Disc: The Fateful Impact of Childhood. I quite like some of the School of Life’s newsletter articles. I know it’s considered pop-philosophy or pop-psychology, but at the very least it can alert one

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The Benefits of Baggage


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Because why pretend you’re not carrying any. A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Oct 25, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT I really like this article on The Benefits of Baggage over at The Gospel Coalition. I also like this list of 23 Things That Love Is.

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Intuition and the right side of the brain


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I thought I’d start a little collection here of material about intuition and brain hemispheres, as I try to work out the connection between the two (it’s obvious that intuition is correlated with the right hemisphere, but I am vague on why that is so). I mentioned I received Drawing on the Right Side of

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Therapeutic Superstition – a Saturday read


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Last night I went with friends to see a performance of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, acted by Julian Lamb and accompanied by David Pereira on cello. This was, as you might imagine if you know the poem, quite surreal. As the leaflet said: “We hope that combining the music and text will enable you

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