Corporations are suing our governments and institutions over the pesticide ban. We must act in defiance

Pixabay: mariananbu

Russia has a long history of corruption and has never been truly democratic. This won’t change whoever takes Putin’s place

Pixabay: DimitroSevastopol

The power dynamics, therapeutic effects, and history of the handjob have been neglected for the blowjob

Pexels: Deon Black

Thoughts on trauma, social constructionism, and confusion

Pixabay: skeeze

It wasn’t for the health benefits or because I ‘know I should’


Well to be honest, after years of smoking and drinking, you do sometimes look at yourself and think — you know, just sometimes in between the first cigarette with coffee in the morning to that four-hundredth glass of cornershop piss at 3am — you do sometimes look at yourself and think… this is fantastic. I’m in heaven.

It sums up how I feel about smoking and drinking pretty nicely, even though I am fully aware of…

Thinking too much has a bad rep, but for a writer it’s as useful as reading

Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’. Photo: 139904/Pixabay/Pixabay licence

There’s no shame in having met your long-term partner on a dating app any more

Pixabay amrothman

If you want to see reality in multi-camera format, you have to come back across the pond to the UK

The stars of Three’s Company. Pixabay: 272447

The poorest will suffer most for a problem the rich are failing to solve


Being intelligent is hard work and the payoff isn’t always worth it


James Matthew Alston

Peter Hitchens once told me I have no sense of humour. Twitter/Insta: @JamesMAlston Bookstagram: @thebibliographer

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