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The prominence of DiAngelo and Thunberg is troubling. Their diatribes in video and print have been received gratefully by many. They both enjoy an extreme popularity – a reverence even – from the politically left in the same way Trump enjoys from the die-hard right. Biographies on the two characters typically take a fawning, uncritical … Continue reading The Lost Art of Grace and Calm
I took July off. I had finally had enough. I had a bone-deep weariness that no weekend off could shake. I cared little for my patients. I was short tempered with my family. I felt breathless. I slept badly. Old memories were haunting me. I work frontline for the ambulance service in England. It’s been … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Tears. My Brush With PTSD And Burnout.
Insight. Volume. Pick one. Have you ever tried to shout a message? Like at a concert when you’re right next to someone but it’s so loud you have to shout at the top of your lungs. Almost every word requires a full breath. It’s impossible to utilise the subtleties of intonation. Public discourse seems not … Continue reading The Lost Art of Nuance
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