Monthly Archives: February 2016

Razors and teapots

I’ll admit it up front – I’m not very good at philosophy. It is something I’ve taken a periodic interest in, but generally what I find is that I start a chapter of some book on some great thinker or other, … Continue reading

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You know another thing I failed at? Therapy, that’s what.

In yet another entry in what looks like a long-running series – I fail at something. Only this time, for a change, it wasn’t an online failure. A few years ago, deciding that my real-world social life was not exactly … Continue reading

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Americans are idealists. It’s their biggest problem.

Why is Donald Trump a remotely serious contender for the American presidency? It’s a question that many people have asked, not least many Americans who don’t care for him. The answers you usually get tend to refer to an increasingly … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a manager? (I don’t)

I’ve had to spend part of the last two working days “studying” (using that word here seems somehow wrong) some “training” materials (ditto) cobbled together by my employer with a view to ensuring that no employee should remain ignorant of the management’s … Continue reading

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