Fromm-ian logic

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I came across the following quote by Erich Fromm this morning, which I feel aptly describes the situation in the country at the moment."There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue."Food for thought, no?(Just in case you'd like to know ...

A little late but... Firefly is ridiculously good.

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Firefly is a 14 part western made in 2002, set in the final frontier: space. It is set approximately 500 years in to the future, where humans have conquered space and terraformed all the planets and moons they've come across to make them habitable. This situation has imbued the final frontier with a Wild Wild West atmosphere, where government is ...

Working at work

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Incidentally, which I'm not doing. Since last time much has changed. Our wonderful house with its beautiful garden was sold and I've moved out to a dinky little annex in Dehiwala. Occasionally a monkey (grey langur) escapes from the zoo and comes visiting and my landlady has a vicious dog I (un)affectionately call Satan. I like being close everything but ...

after a long hiatus....can you tell me what these beans are called?

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it's been a while and lots gone down. left one job, joined another - which isn't quite working out etc. life has been really hectic and unsettled and the last thing on my mind has been this blog. which is a shame because after a really long time i just thought of this and it made me really happy - ...

vesak

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i watched a good PBS documentary on the life of the buddha online recently, if you're interested you can access it here.vesak is great. i love everything about it.i tried to make a vesak pandol but failed horribly because it just ...

day 14

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14. a song that no one will expect you to lovenot my usual cup of tea, but what a great song!

day 13

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13. a song that is a guilty pleasure.the less said about it the better.

day 11

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11. a song from your favourite bandi like loads of bands, including and not exclusive to the beatles, the strokes, franz ferdinand, but i think fair is fair, i decided i would put up one of my favourite songs by the band with the most songs on my computer. narrowly edging out the beatles, i give you (drumroll pleeeaaasee!)...also reminds ...

day 10

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10. a song that makes you fall asleepnot because he's terrible or anything, but i actually used to listen to his album on my headphones to fall asleep (and also so i wont hear the action from my housemate's room next door :s)he does have a most calming voice. ...

day 9

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9. a song that makes you dance dance danceno greater song to get a party started, and incidentally, via the principles of 6 degrees of separation i am connected to alex turner by 3(make no mistake, i really am THAT uncool)

day 8

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8. a song that you know all the words toof all the songs by the beatles, this is one of my absolute favourites; and in my pursuit of a proper video for it, i found this really cool one on youtube of all of them in india (possible benares?) with the maharishi.i love. ...

day 7

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7. a song that reminds you of a certain eventthis song and others from the stars of 70s CDs reminds me of every single family holiday i've taken with the family. even now, everytime i hear a clarence wijewardena or annesly malewana song in my horrible van, i forget that i'm a grown up, and i'm still this child who ...

day 6

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6. a song that reminds you of somewherereminds me of a long time ago in allen hall (in fallowfield) and of manchester in general.

day 5

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5. a song that reminds you of someonereminds me of that daft kiripani and eating 'chocolate' (MY chocolate, not HER chocolate).

day 4

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4. a song that makes you sadwhat more can you say?

day 3

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3. a song that makes you happythis is definitely one of those songs (and yes, i admit, i first heard it on the OC too)

day 2

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2. least favourite song.without a doubt,anything by the black eyed peas, but i have a particularly large amount of venom for this particular song.

30 day song challenge

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it's slap bang in the middle of exams and i'm knee deep in assignments - so no time better than the present to start (technically) blogging again. nadia has started playing the 30 day song challenge so i thought i would too. only instead of on facebook i'm going to do it right here.so day 1: my favourite song.i don't ...