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Voices in the head: from Juan Rulfo to Extremism

How many voices are inside your head? Who are they- relatives, your partner, a mélange of them? I was taking a leisurely stroll on the side of the Potomac last week when I realized this- that every man must have at least five voices in his head. 493 more words


Philip K Dick - Vulcan’s Hammer

Coming in at around one hundred and thirty pages Philip K Dick’s 1960 story Vulcan’s Hammer is fast read and ripe for a big screen adaptation. 542 more words


NODAT: an acronym you don’t want to hear

This blog entry is based on a review paper from Toronto published online in April 2015.

The authors are clinicians from the renal department of St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, and they draw on 93 papers for their information, the majority of which were published in the last 10 years. 1,486 more words

Disease Management

A conversation with the dead: PKD on building a universe

“Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups—and the electronic hardware exists by which to deliver these pseudo-worlds right into the heads of the reader, the viewer, the listener.” Philip K. 575 more words


Gecko Poo and Hardcore Gardening

Here’s a question: If you buy an orange tree which has an orange on it and plant it in your garden, can you legitimately claim for have ‘grown’ that orange? 1,710 more words