Our language
I overlook the green garden The wind is almost invisible A sheep is bleating, nearby Look at the evolution of Our language, she is layered She is a flight And a hiding place Some people make it The green garden doesn't make it The wind doesn't make it The sheep doesn't make it
Professor . What do you think of the intellectual climate of today? There is a worrying decline of what I call the culture of wisdom. More often than not, people engaging in debates are more concerned with cementing their own argumentation, making their own narrative waterproof as it were. Instead of trying to integrate the ...
Fietstocht door Nederland Week 2
Fietstocht door Nederland Dag 8 Familiebezoek in Groningen Op de televisie werd toevallig de documentaire De achtste dag uigezonden, over de financiële crisis van tien jaar geleden. Indrukwekkende poriënfotografie van een zilvergrijze Wouter Bos, en mede-acteurs als Wellink, Trichet, Balkenende. Wij werden wakker in een prinsesjeskamer tussen meerdere dunne dekentjes met hier en daar hondenhaar: ...
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Review: Spent by Geoffrey Miller
Geoffrey Miller's 2008 book Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior about conspicuous consumption uses the relatively new science of evolutionary psychology to analyse modern humans' consumerist behavior. The bottom line is that we engage in conspicuous consumption to show potential mates, like animals, that we have desirable traits. Through countless examples, some of which are ...
We breathe calmly. The word purpose agitates. Propos, to 'put forth' says the etymology. We are familiar with a hierarchy of purposes. At the end of a curious child's inquisitive series of "why?" every adult will resort to "just because". The purpose of growing up is to contribute to society. The purpose of society is ...
My words that are idiot contracts written to the music of escape.