Archive for May, 2009


Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul.

Marcus Aurelius


Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Oikeiosis (dal greco οικεῖος) è un termine introdotto dai filosofi stoici per indicare la realizzazione, il fine ultimo degli esseri viventi.
Secondo gli stoici è la conoscenza del proprio io, tramite la synaesthesis, ovvero la percezione interna. Grazie a questa conoscenza di sé, nasce l’istinto di conservazione che consente lo sviluppo del proprio essere.
Questa conoscenza di sé è accompagnata dal senso piacevole di compiacimento ovvero l’oikeiosis. Grazie all’oikeiosis, secondo gli stoici, gli esseri viventi possono volare, nuotare, muoversi senza che nessuno l’abbia mai insegnato loro. In esso sono dunque racchiuse la forza, la salute, la bellezza, le funzionalità del corpo, cosi come anche l’amore per la propria specie e nell’uomo per la sua comunità.


M.A.D. (Meat And Dairy)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Abstaining from meat one day a week is, according to Ghent councillor Tom Balthazar, “good for the climate, your health and your taste buds”. Indeed, the UN says meat and dairy production account for 18 per cent of greenhouse gases – more than the world’s entire transport system – and the amount of carbon saved by turning vegetarian for a year is, says the Vegan Society in Australia, equal to switching from a normal car to a hybrid for 12 months.

Emma Bamford


Friday, May 15th, 2009

I am a genius. I am not your clown. Most of you people out there are crooks. I am an artist, not an entertainer, and five record companies owe me money.

Nina Simone


Friday, May 15th, 2009

I know her quite well. She teaches the students at City. She is a single interest journalist in the old tradition of having one niche interest and following it to its logical conclusion. She lives, in monetary terms, on the margins.

Roy Greenslade


Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Too busy actually being creative most of the time. Everything that Twitter offers I need less of.

Kanye West

Come On

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Jeremy Paxman is paid nearly £1,000,000 to come on television and sneer at democracy.

Lord Foulkes


Monday, May 11th, 2009


National Poet

Monday, May 11th, 2009

In my distorted view, the responsibility of the national poet is to the land and its inhabitants, not to its rulers.

Germaine Greer

PS: Would you like me to make you a laureate hat, maybe a green balaclava with a crocheted garland of leaves?

One Thousand Meters

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Ekaterina Maksimova