Of shortwave, the BBC, earthquakes, crushed children, and international satellite monitoring

I like listening to the BBC. Of course there’s the Internet, and NPR often broadcasts BBC’s World Service at night (and increasingly slipping in some BBC coverage during the day time, in the middle of All Things Considered. Truly… strange…) A decade ago, though, I saved up a couple of paychecks and bought a nice […]

I now despise..

..the sort of polite civility between former “friends” that masks a desire for an utter indifference towards you. It’s mixed with awkwardness and discomfort. Is it better to be utterly rude, than distantly and awkwardly polite and friendly towards those whose company you no longer desire? There is the matter of “getting the hint” but […]

the desert of ideas

“..He who fights with monsters should take care that he himself does not become a monster…. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss will gaze back into you..” – Friedrich Nietzsche Try not to stop at the literal significance of these words, but try to read between the lines, I’m aiming at […]