Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Been hard to avoid Halloween articles this week but I’ve done my best! How Friendships Change in Adulthood In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first. This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. Read: http://ift.tt/1KqlqK5…

Hitchrick and the new job

Reading time: 2 mins

I’ve spent the last few hours filling in forms, lots of forms, repeating the same information over and over. But I don’t mind because it’s because I’ll soon be starting a new job. The paperwork is a little more involved because I’m making the move from a permanent salaried role (which is all I’ve ever…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 3 mins

Some cracking reads this week, some quite dark, some wonderfully uplifting and the usual nonsense in-between. The Doctor As the sun set on a Saturday in early February, Mubarak Angalo, a farmer in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, was riding in a pickup truck with two friends. They had spent the day at a market, selling vegetables,…

Create to win

Reading time: < 1 min

I have no job at present. All the fish I had have died. I started Couch to 5K but my ITBS flared up so I can’t run. I’m behind on my reading challenge for the year. Just in case anyone was wondering why I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog, and other places, it’s…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

This week I started the Couch to 5K program. This has no bearing on the following links, other than I’ve spent more time reading/recovering because I’m so unfit! 22 Candid Photos from NASA’s Just-Released Project Apollo Archive An image from Apollo 9, March 1969. (All Photos: Project Apollo Archive/flickr)  Between 1969 and 1972, 12 men,…

Apple hedging on good enough

Reading time: 2 mins

I’m a big fan of Apple products. Their hardware is always well designed and well made. I like using them, I like they way they work, how they feel in my hand. I am not a fan of most Apple software. The operating systems are good enough, but not groundbreaking. I don’t want all the…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins

I’m behind on my Goodreads challenge so I’ll admit I haven’t read all of these this week but they all looked interesting… ‘If the Camera Moves it’s Got To Be for a Reason’: An Interview with Roger Deakins Nobody shoots movies as well as Roger Deakins. He is without question our greatest cinematographer: an exemplar…

Once more unto the breach

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Once more unto the breach Dear friends, once more; I had plans and goals, but then I always have plans and goals, and I achieved one of them in August yet, whilst September slipped by in a Singapore haze, October has loomed large and plans were made once more. The plan for October had been…

I am a feminist

Reading time: 2 mins

Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at http://www.polymeansmany.com. I am a feminist. Perhaps not a very good one, but I’m still learning. Hang on, how can you be a bad feminist?…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

More random stuff from various sources, enjoy! Inside the Group of Straight Men Who Are Swearing Off Women All over the world, straight men are making the conscious decision not to be involved with women. This isn’t a decision in any sort of metaphorical sense. These men are literally cutting women out of their lives,…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins

Back from my holiday, so a bumper edition for you! Ohhh and if anyone has any good sources for interesting articles (newsletters, RSS feeds, etc) then leave a comment. I’m always thirsty for more! What It Means To Be Me Navigating boundaries as a biracial agender person.A Roundtable Discussion – In my sophomore year of…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 3 mins

Enjoy this weeks random selection of random articles. No Weekend Reading next week as I’m on holiday, but will be back with a vengeance (and a bumper edition) in a fortnight. The Cold War : Epic Magazine “Sure,” Efrain said. He was guarded and didn’t know where this was headed. Dennis took the lead, plunging…

On Cheating

Reading time: 2 mins

Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at www.polymeansmany.com. There are many ways in which polyamorous and monogamous relationships are not only similar, but identical and, at a basic level, cheating is…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 2 mins

I’m a little behind in my reading so a shorter set of links than usual. The incredible life and haunting death of world traveler Harry Devert Photos of Harry Devert almost inevitably show him standing somewhere breathtaking — a frozen cave in Iceland, a mountaintop in the Himalayas, a waterfall in Brazil — with his arms out…

An august month

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I can’t quite believe it’s September but it is, so it’s time to take stock of how my two ‘challenges’ went in August. I’ll start with the least successful. 21 days into Minimalism Suffice to say if I’d read ahead I probably wouldn’t have chosen this particular challenge. Day 4 asks you to pack up…