Polemic

Monocarpic banality

I’m starting to think that it is only a matter of time before I graduate from being merely  curmudgeonly  and cynical to full blown cantankerousness.  Now these are commonly seen as negative words.  Johnson defined a curmudgeon as "An avaricious churlish fellow; a miser, a niggard’.   Avaricious commonly...

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Patience is virtue of necessity

Around five years ago I spent a difficult and unplanned night in Toronto airport. I didn’t enjoy it but in part survived by using the experience as an opportunity to study crisis management as a sort of amateur in situ ethnographer. You can find the sequence of posts I...

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