On good and evil

Horribly pretentious title, I know, and barely deserved as I will add almost nothing to these words from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.

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Ex cathedra crap

I freely confess that I have a thing about Malthus, and that thing is mostly to defend him from people with an extremely narrow view of time and a profound ignorance of biology. The sad truth is that economists, as a generalisation, manage to ring both bells at once.

So it is with The Economis...

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What's logic got to do with it?

Everything

Following on from Amanda Rush's post about "responses to the allegations surrounding Brett Kavanaugh and their surrounding aftermath", I was sufficiently impressed by something I heard on a podcast this week to stop mid-walk and share it.

Benjamen Walker was talking to Eugenia Cheng about her...

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Finding my way, slowly

The puns are too easy

Observant readers may notice a new menu item over on the top right: Walks. This is the story of how that came to be. And how much further I have to go.

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Write every day? With constraints?

BTDTGTTS

A lot of people seem to be talking about writing; more often, more thoughtfully, more purposefully. Jeremy Keith rounded up quite a few of them earlier today which, in their several ways, make the point that writing regularly is a habit, that it may help others but mostly helps yourself and that you should write whatever you want. All good and true. None of the people Jeremy singled out says much about setting constraints, except perhaps for Patrick Rhone's plea that anything over 280 characters should be "on a blog that you own". Recently, however, I have seen other people remark on the value of a set constraint, usually a number of words. The morning brain dump folks set a minimum of 750 words, and no maximum. Others like a set number of words, no more, no fewer. And that reminded me that ages ago, when blogging was still new and exciting, I took part in a little challenge.

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