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Bookworm 2013: After Wartime

Book-wise, 2013 started off with a veritable bang. Despite Shepard’s reputation for being an absolutely brilliant, yet terribly underrated writer in the genre during the eighties, I must confess what really drew me to this book was the cover – if it weren’t so gorgeous I probably would have kept “Life During Wartime” on the […]

Summertime

[flickr]photo:5954959569[/flickr] The summer is here to remind us, because we tend to forget. It is easy to forget in the winter, wrapped in layers upon layers of insulation, hibernating beneath the frozen cover of ice and frost, but in summer it is all around us, in the rub of sweaty flesh, the moist stench of […]

Why Democracy, Indeed

I have discovered that I seem to possess a cookie-shaped hole where my sense of worry over my own well-being should be. It could be the consequence of a number of factors: my cool-headed analitical rationality that tells me nothing can happen, an overwhelming feeling of self-importance that tells me I’m not like other people and can’t get […]