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You can't make a beard without a bear

Look at the word “beard”. Then look at the word “bear”. Can you see the similarity? By some small coincidence, the words overlap substantially: In The Age, May 6, 2012, “Thar she grows! A city awash with urban whalers“, Gary Tippet repeatedly states that hipsters have lead the way in the return of facial hair:… Read More »

The multiple effects of belonging

It’d be fair to say that I’ve spent almost all my life with the feeling that I’m standing on the outside, looking in. I’ve never really felt that I belonged in any group. Being an introvert certainly helped to create that impression; there’s a certain level of social awkwardness for me in most situations. A… Read More »