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  1. The Football Rant - Fotball is Cancelled

    For the better. Corona is upon us, and after two weeks too many of play the Premier League, Fa Cup, Euros, Tippeligaen, etc etc have finally been postponed. But too late, Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta for example is in isolation after being infected. Luckily he's about the youngest manager around, so he'll be fine. But what if someone like Roy Hodgson got it? He's 72, which means that when Sky sports pondered on barring anyone above 70 from entering a football game, he'd be in big trouble. The whole ...
  2. A Commodian Wit - The Insidious Apathy

    Yes, Apathy.

    A personal addendum to Flinn's less word soupy and more understandable read The power of fear..., this is my response in blog form to introduce the concept and its effects upon society in all things, and why people should care about it.

    Apathy is a much less renowned beast than Fear. It is harder to pin down and blame. Fear has a generally clear source, or perhaps a mystery of a source, and clear victims who may work through it or shrivel on sight. It can be ...
  3. The Dude's thoughts - The power of fear...

    "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."

    ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
    Once again I'm quoting Marcus Aurelius, who truly was an ante litteram Dudeist.

    However.. fear is a powerful tool, meant by the nature to prevent us doing stupid things and to encourage our self-preservation... but since it's powerful it's ...
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  4. The Football Rant - Why I Care

    Hey all two of you potential readers, how're you doing? I'm a fan of football (or soccer as you Americans put it), and while over the years my active interest has gone up and down, it's on an upward trend for the past year or so. The club dearest to my heart is West Ham united, and I'll start this blog series with a bit of background, and why I'm into the club.

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    Updated March 02, 2020 at 06:39 AM by King Athelstan

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  5. The Dude's thoughts - The pursue of happiness...

    “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
    Generally speaking I'm a happy dude.. in the past I had long moments of depression, due to RL hitting me hard and a bit of being totally unprepared to deal with bad events (I had a terrible year for instance, during which I was totally scared by death, to the point that I could barely sleep), but today I'm definitely someone who can withstand much of usual life's crap ...

    Updated May 08, 2020 at 09:41 AM by Flinn

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