Monday, January 28, 2008

Bilbo and Existentialism fa.philos-l/browse_thread/thread/c747995814c0b402

Call for Abstracts: The Hobbit and Philosophy
Gollum and selfhood; ... the ‘bourgeois’ hobbit; ... hobbits’ homespun wisdom; ...

I will be submitting a paper on "The Elf-Dwarf dyad as a homoerotic ideal".

Friday, January 04, 2008


The most curious thing about being mugged last night was my realisation that the reason I dealt with the guy so calmly was that I am forced to do the same every day at work. That is, the feelings I had after being threatened with a knife for £20 were only degrees stronger than those I feel every day in my job, and - in effect - it feels like I am being mugged at work.