I HATE IT HERE

Essentially eternally 12 years old

Category: Journal

Unexpected productivity

For Christmas Liv gifted me a calendar. This particular one was a collection of daily strips from Ekstra Bladet, a…

Being a Blood Bowl beginner

In my neck of the woods playing one or more of Games Workshops (now renamed Warhammer to make everything stupid…

Emotionally fuelled vitriol

(This was originally posted to Facebook. I post here because I want to keep a copy where I can easily…

Day out with an old friend

Today I spent most of the afternoon with Erik. He took the picture at the top. He’s an old friend…

No longer on the left

So, how about that US election, huh? That sure didn’t go as we expected it to, huh? I wish I…

A pit in my stomach

I’ve just returned to my hotel room in Szczecin. I’m here for the second round of dental work. I went…

We are the lions

Just watch it.

We need to be clear that there is no such thing as giving up one’s privilege to be ‘outside’ the system. One is always in the system. The only question is whether one is part of the system in a way that challenges or strengthens the status quo. Privilege is not something I take and which therefore have the option of not taking. It is something that society gives me, and unless I change the institutions which give it to me, they will continue to give it, and I will continue to have it, however noble and equalitarian my intentions. Harry Brod, “Work Clothes and Leisure Suits: The Class Basis and Bias of the Men’s Movement,” in Men’s Lives, ed. Michael S. Kimmel and Michael Messner (New York: Macmillan, 1989), 280.

Privilege

We need to be clear that there is no such thing as giving up one’s privilege to be ‘outside’ the…

The worlds oldest cinema

An unexpected benefit from the dental trip to Stettin is that down the street from our hotel is the world…

Facing a demon

One thursday morning in 1997 I was sitting at morning assembly at my boarding school (it wasn’t as fancy as…

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