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Is this all there is?

I first asked myself this question somewhere at the end of summer 2005. I was still enrolled as a student at university, but I’d given up on Egyptology. I knew I wouldn’t work in the field and I knew I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Never another one like him

When I first saw David Bowie come across my Tumblr dashboard this morning I thought it was about his birthday three days ago or the fact that he had just released his latest album. Soon it registered that people were … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

What do you say about an unspeakable act of violence; an act that appears to have been one of senseless, vengeful terrorism? As writers, as journalists, artists, makers of any kind of art, most of us seem to say: we … Continue reading

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At the tip of your tongue

Do you know that feeling? There is something trying to come out of you, a word, an idea, a concept. If it should be a word, perhaps a special term or a name, you will obsessively think on it until … Continue reading

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Keeping all the words in

I don’t suffer from writer’s block. I don’t believe in it as it is. But I have experienced long periods in which I did not write for various reasons, but never because I was somehow “blocked”. This is the third … Continue reading

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Being read

I will talk about this only this once, just so it is known and on the record: knowing that someone reads what you’ve written, family, friends or even strangers, is very surreal. I mean, there’s a point when I don’t … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots

The last video I posted, or shared, was a commencement address by Neil Gaiman. Meet his wife, Amanda Palmer. I think, I might’ve, maybe, a little bit, almost cried by the end of her talk. It’s just over half an … Continue reading

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