I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Catch-22. It is like a drug, a brain drug. And I just cannot get enough of it. I’ve blogged about it here. I’m reading what I wrote now. Interesting – I didn’t mention that I’d lost the book. I wonder why. Also, why is my writing so effusive!?…
Where Did All the Books Go?
Whole books reduced to a character, a concept, an example… Good morning/afternoon/evening dear readers, I hope you’re well. More impertinently, I hope my absence has been missed. I’ve certainly missed writing for you, and I’d hate to think my affections one-sided. It has been a month since my last proper post (Labels). And, the writing-addict…
Labels: Useful Heuristics or Dangerous Stereotypes?
They say love blinds and power corrupts. Well, I’m starting to think morality is pretty good at both. When I was depressed in early 2013, I began attending weekly CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions in the hope that it would make me better. During one of these sessions, the therapist (counsellor? psychiatrist? I never quite…
Maria on Character
Brain Pickings: What is Character? Debunking the Myth of Fixed Personality Who am I? What is my character? What is my personality? These are questions that intrigue or trouble me according to the mood of the day. And I have been known to let myself be crushed under the weight of their unanswerability at the…
What’s Wrong with Being Selfish?
I am writing this at 3pm, having slept a meagre 3 hours after a night of trying futilely to fall asleep. I am tired and my head throbs. But I want to write. This is my first post in a little over three weeks. I have been busy writing my essay (which by now is…