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The Great Humbling

Oct 22, 2020

Do grown-ups play? What’s been playing on our minds this week?

Ed talks about the House of Beautiful Business - ‘The Great Wave’, hislove letter to the ocean (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5MvdgAZThw&feature=youtu.be) and ‘Wild Solo’...and their playful silent hour farewell...the embodiment of...


Oct 15, 2020

“If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention” 

Dougald pays to get emails from a very angry man – Mic Wright’s Substack, Conquest of the Useless (which he picked up via Chris T-T’s The Border Crossing newsletter)

Ed shares his  ‘Twitter Hate-storm’ story! (


Oct 10, 2020

Here we are in a state of tension…

What have we been reading?

‘The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-precipice-9781526600219/ 

Revisiting The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

Paul Behren's brilliant The Best of Times / the Worst of Times 

Balance these...


Oct 1, 2020

We start as is tradition with our weekly inspirations...

My Octopus Teacher

Nick Cohen in the Observer on ‘Sweden as the right’s fantasy land’:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/26/welcome-to-libertarian-covid-fantasy-land-thats-sweden-to-you-and-me.

In Sweden - ‘there is no cow on the ice’...


Sep 24, 2020

We start with Adam Ramsay, ‘Queer Eye’, Jordan Peterson and the Battle for Depressed Men – https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/queer-eye-jordan-peterson-and-the-battle-for-depressed-men/ 

Are we being forced to choose between Carl Jung and archetypal psychology on the one side and Antonio Gramsci and the analysis of...