Category Archives: Culture

Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part Two of Two

I have to admit, I did swear a bit myself this week. I was reading the Daily Express newspaper — I say ‘newspaper’, that’s overstating it a bit, unless Princess Diana’s mysteriously easy to explain death is still news; however, … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not — The Pretenders

Take, take, take, takin’ what you don’t need You’ll get, get, gettin’ what you don’t need Stand back, take a look and take heed All the children in god’s kingdom bleed See the networks of concrete and steel They’ve no … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part One of Two

Hello! I’d like to start this week with a request, and this one goes out to the followers of the three Abrahamic religions: to the Muslims, Christians and Jews. It’s just a little thing really, but do you think that … Continue reading

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The wolves within: a Cherokee legend

An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. “I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that … Continue reading

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A brown new deal | The Consciousness of Sheep

Those lucky enough to die of old age often fall into a very peaceful state – not dissimilar to the deep relaxation sought after by meditation practitioners – from which they simply slip away. Since 1958, though, one of the … Continue reading

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For Missy

Journey to the land where all dreams hold sway Where anything at all is possible And from this realm then pass entire away Adorable and ever comical Nine lives to live are simply not enough Where anything at all is … Continue reading

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Prof Richard Wiseman presents Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus is a new ongoing comic series about magic, history, psychology, and the paranormal. Issue one of Hocus Pocus is available as a free PDF download, or as a print copy (but, think of the trees!) for £6.99+P&P from … Continue reading

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Refuse a return to the status quo

The following is a verbatim message I received from 350.org (‘an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all’). I don’t normally post such; but … Continue reading

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Do you know where your towel is?

Calling all hoopy froods: it is (at the time of writing) 42 days until Towel Day! Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans openly carry … Continue reading

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The Upside Of War

Originally posted on I Write Her:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aALZFDg0TfY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1uU4JfCtcfx8Mxtv5vRH4U0NQCIdziGRiOU4t1G5c3W6ivWK-X-k_uSOE Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #128 every negative situation has the power to become a positive force for cultural shift lives are lost but lives will be saved in the future from what…

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