One of my favourite real-life artists is a woman I used to live with and whom I love tenderly. Ruth! O’Leary! You can look her up. Ruth moved to the co…
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The cats in the empty lot beside my apartment block are ‘in heat’. They howl and wail all day and night. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I wake …
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In the middle of a fight towards the end of my friendship with David (not his real name), a guy I had shared share-houses with, on and off, for a few y…
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There is a famous and beautiful poem by the Sufi poet Rumi, ‘Dissolver of Sugar’ which goes like this: Dissolver of sugar, dissolve me,if this is the t…
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Dear friends, readers, colleagues, strangers, and people who have no idea how they got on this mailing list: This interruption to regular programming i…
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A few years ago I went to an artist residency in Spain that I probably should not have gone to. One reason I should not have gone is that at the time, …
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I sat down to masturbate but my mind was really elsewhere. On one screen, I watched half-heartedly as a muscle-clad MILF whose body was close to ketosi…
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I don’t think I have enjoyed the median valley of nothing between the day of Christmas and the new year ever so much. The party cooking and cleaning is…
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the other night at dinner i felt compelled to defend yoko ono. yes yoko ono the multimedia conceptual artist and peace activist, who is doing fine, who…
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(Listening to the audiobook of Gender Trouble on the day of Boris Johnson’s election)
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According to the online life expectancy calculator, it’s likely I’ll live for eighty-eight years in all. Thirty-two years down! Fifty-six hypothetical …
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I’m thinking more and more about the police lately, because these days they are everywhere, and unwelcome. New Democracy—the new government in power—hi…
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