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Living without people

Life’s not the same without people.

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Resistance bands

My encounter with resistance bands

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An Ugly Racist Face

I’ve just seen a video of a tirade against those of us who are protesting the oppression of black people in the USA. The bearded man in the video looks and sounds like an Indian. Using lots of expletives, he calls us a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites for not protesting the slave markets of Libya, […]

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Thoughts on Political Correctness

It is pertinent to re-publish this piece.

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Racism

Some thoughts on a lamentable human failing

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Ubud 2019

Reflections on the Ubud Writers and Readers festival 2019. I attended the festival with an RMIT study group.

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A tribute to Seymour

My brother lies in a grave in Colombo’s main cemetery. His life and death are the most tragic consequence of my family’s dysfunction, of parental neglect and bullying. It is Seymour who tugs at my heart, who penetrates my soul. He was my soul mate. I am burdened by an inescapable notion that I could […]

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Thoughts on Racial Prejudice

I like the notion that, as human beings, we belong to just one race, the human race. All racial subdivisions below that are just constructs, concoctions, to give certain people a reason for feeling exclusive and superior. Racism therefore exists, but it is built on a fiction, on an imaginary division of human beings. Physical differences […]

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