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Two inches off the ground

May 31, 2011

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Alan Watts, the English writer, once said that when Professor Suzuki was asked what it feels like to experience Satori – a Zen Buddhist term referring to the experience of an “awakening” – the professor replied: “Just the same as ordinary, everyday experience. Except about two inches off the ground”. Later, director and essayist Lindsay […]

I don’t know what to think.

May 11, 2011

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What happens when you don’t know how to react? Do you freeze up like a deer caught in the headlights? Sit there catatonic with that glazed, vacant expression as you grapple with how you feel? Do you feel blank or empty or maybe a little bit stupid as you sit there somewhat dumbfounded? Do you […]

Dave Does HBO! (but don’t worry, they consented)

May 8, 2011

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Allow me to be candid: I’m not a massive telly watcher. Couple of reasons for that. Primarily, it’s because I’ve never had cable TV, and every series I’ve ever enjoyed has been mercilessly jerked around by commercial networks (*cough* Damages *cough*). Secondly, I prefer the self-enclosed experience of watching a film. Films are totally submersible […]