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Book Life

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I’ve just bought a large box of books. Weight and space prevented me from buying more. I had to limit myself to what would fit into my box on wheels – a yellow plastic cube with detachable wheels and an extendible handle. I used to take a jaunty back-pack to work, then moved to a smart faux-leather computer…

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Another Year Over

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Another year over, a new one to come … as John Lennon’s eponymous Christmas song of peace goes … and what have you done? I wish we could say that war is over, as he does on his lyrics, but human beings keep bumbling on. I’ve been reading the Dalia Lama’s plea for a secular ethics in his…

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Sweet Dreams

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Sweet dreams are made of ….. what? Even Annie Lennox of the Eurhythmics wasn’t quite sure. Although her comment that ‘everybody’s looking for something’ may hold some clues, according to the latest take on Freudian dream theory from South African neuropsychologist, Professor Mark Solms. He was drawing on new neuroscientific research about the function of dreams.I heard Professor…

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