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The Running Man

I have been running for most of my adult life. I started the first time I went to university more than twenty years ago. I have been doing it on and off ever since then. Now that I’m over the age of forty, I’m finding that what I eat tends to “stick” to me, shall […]

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The Invisible Hand: Episode Five – Moral Hazard

“What is a Moral Hazard? To economists, it is a state that exists when people tend to take more risks knowing that someone else will bear the costs.” [The Invisible Hand: Episode Five – Moral Hazard] Couldn’t one say that this is the crux of what is wrong with our fetishism with unbridled capitalism? We […]

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In defense of purposeless writing

Originally posted on bottledworder:
I have been wondering, like many a scattered soul on the blogosphere, about what it might mean to write aimlessly. By aimlessly I mean to write without a specific purpose such as to sell, to build a resume, to add to a larger work, or to vent. When I browse posts…

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Jumping Through Hoops To Achieve Piety (CBC Ideas – The Myth of the Secular, Part 3)

I listen to quite a few podcasts during my daily commute to and from work by train. One of my favourites is CBC Ideas. I’m a bit behind but this week I listened to The Myth of the Secular, Part 3. It’s part of a series exploring the need to rethink secularism: “Western social theory once […]

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