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Questioning humanity in Blade Runner

I think the first time I really contemplated mortality with an adult mind was after watching the “Tears in Rain” monologue of replicant Roy Batty. At the time, I suddenly found the idea of  being human, with a finite existence, all at once liberating, exhilarating and immeasurably sad and terrifying.   896 more words

Off The Wall

7 songs in 7 days - 2015 archive

This week one of these that I posted back in 2015 popped on my Facebook memories so I thought I would grab them all into a blog post as they were all great tracks and stories in a stream of consciousness way given they were dropped 7 days in a row…we all probably should archive anything good we ever did on Facebook before we have to pay for our memories… 1.958 more words

Belief Through Books: Core Selections

This is the list of books I couldn’t wait to talk about, as it includes those that have been some of the most important. I know that when I say ‘core books’ it reflects my personal choices and viewpoints. 1.110 more words


Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. (April 1938) French title: Hommage à la Catalogne.

It is very difficult to write accurately about the Spanish war, because of the lack of non-propagandist documents.

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Where did listening go? by Catherine Knowles

You don’t have to look much further than the National Curriculum for English to see that the four skills of language – reading, writing, speaking and listening – are not considered equal in terms of their importance in the classroom: 861 more words


Book Review: The Great Gatsby

I’m studying this book as part of my A Level course, so I’ll avoid going into too much detail on here. The edition we were told to buy includes an introduction and notes on the book, including notes on certain names and terminology included. 239 more words