Pond – Claire-Louise Bennett

“I only wish you could just spend five minutes beneath my skin and feel what it’s like. Feel the savage swarming magic I feel.” Continue reading

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Hmm. @NortonLifelock says a site I have…

Hmm. @NortonLifelock says a site I have worked on is a “known dangerous site”. (It has been scanned etc: it’s not dangerous.) Tried to sign up and verify the site: got an error message. Clicked the feedback link to ask for help: another error message. Nothing works. Unimpressed.
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Feeling equal parts nervous and excited…

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Feeling equal parts nervous and excited about my upcoming session in the ABCD unConference: The story of SPiCE-Y: a community-led development youth group. So keen to introduce you all to the cool young people I get to work with. See you soon! #ABCD2021 #ABCDGlobal

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter — Mario Vargas Llosa

La Habanera dances in the streetsAnd like every nightPedro Comacho sells peanutsOutside the Tropicana Club Continue reading

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Wine labels should include a Best After…

Wine labels should include a Best After date
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don’t bite the hair of the dog that…

don’t bite the hair of the dog that feeds you

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I Can’t Remember the Dream — They Might Be Giants

TMBG are still good at writing about everyday things that nobody else writes about. I have often woken up with a strong feeling — disquiet, or happiness, or yearning — from a dream that I can’t recall. And this song … Continue reading

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No One Is Talking About This — Patricia Lockwood

No One is Talking About This

The first half of the book is dizzying — stupid — hilarious — it’s a series of seemingly random impressions, vignettes, observations and ideas of a narrator who is an Internet celebrity and is steeped in Internet culture. Continue reading

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We are recruiting for a Community…

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We are recruiting for a Community Facilitator /job/52983578 via @seekjobsnz Awesome community job working alongside moi! Very varied and flexible work, and a rare opportunity to be paid to do community-led development. #aucklandjob #communityled #sandringhamspice
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X + Y — Eugenia Cheng

X + Y: A mathematician's manifesto for rethinking gender, by Eugenia Cheng

It seems to me that the world is set up in such a way as to give men an unfair advantage. (Lucky me.) And not just because they are men — more because the world is set up so that … Continue reading

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