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Escaping Into History

We should, at moments, be allowed to admit to longing to be living in a different age, and not to have to think about all the things that people of our times are so strongly supposed to be obsessed by.

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The Inevitability of Choice

There are so few public reminders of life’s necessary trade-offs. Yet once we understand the incompatibilities, we are in a better position to do what we always needed to do: choose.

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What Would Jesus Do?

The Christian exercise is ripe for secular re-adaptation. We should train ourselves to ask: What would a kind, calm and mature person do or say now?

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How to Make It Through

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How to Make It Through

Probably the most remarkable thing about this ostensibly very ordinary painting is that it was made in the last months…
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The Breast and the Mouth

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The Breast and the Mouth

The mouth and the breast are two central features of human anatomy, emblematic of two vital functions: eating and feeding,…
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