Saturday, August 31, 2019

Best practice

The recently revised Ministry website says that “blockers are a safe and fully reversible medicine”. … “to help ease distress and allow time to fully explore gender health options.”  
And the best practice advice says that “although some neurodiverse people may have difficulty in articulating their gender identity, this should not create an unnecessary barrier to access any relevant gender affirming services. Some people may express their gender identity non-verbally.”
In other words children, who may have autism, or be mute or unable to explain abuse, trauma or homophobia may be put on puberty blockers even if they cannot properly express what they feel. 

Stereolab:



Thursday, August 29, 2019

The financial quarter








































115 Claremont Road, Wavertree:
















Stevie Wonder, 1974

Lead Guitar: Michael Sembello Rhythm Guitar: Marlo Henderson Drums: Ollie. E. Brown Vocalists: Shirley Brewer, Lani Groves, Deniece Williams















Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Reversal of fortune




That time Facebook suspended me for posting a story about Facebook reversing a ban.

























































Led Zeppelin:








Saturday, August 17, 2019

The men's room





This essay will address the absolutely bizarre context within which the gender debate is now taking place, and what this consequently means for the afore-mentioned concept of, and implications for, women. What this means is that – and I will say this explicitly — this is a critique of a particularly malicious and rancorous strand of male-driven trans-activist ideology that has developed as a result of mixing destructive masculinity with the communicative platform that living in the digital age provides.

Tom Farr





Howard Roberts, fusion:











Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The uninvited




The problems with the adjunct structure of higher education are not merely quantitative. It’s not just about how badly adjuncts are paid, not just about the inadequate opportunities for our students to build enduring relationships with the faculty who guide them. It’s also about fear, despair, surrender, shame — the messy, hidden human elements that finance and policy always miss. 
The story of the adjunct faculty, of the postdoctoral scholars, of those in “alt-careers” — that story will be incomplete unless we recognize that we are refugees from a nation that would not have us. We have found our way to innumerable continents, but still hold that lost home in our hearts. We still, many of us, in quiet moments, mourn the loss of our community as we make our scattered way across diverse lands.

Herb Childress 


The Bill Evans Trio:





Monday, June 17, 2019

Gentlemen eat chocolates


McLaughlin: Can I get you more coffee?  

Fripp: I should love more coffee. Where do these chocolates come from?  

McLaughlin: They come from the Basque coast, where we go a lot of the time. Maybe one day you can come and visit.







Mahavishnu Orchestra:





Create blogs and led magnets for marketing funnels

A business is looking for a writer. I would apply, but I have no idea what any of this flannel means.



Seeking an experienced journalist or communications expert to join our team as our in house writer and copywriter. 

Responsibilities include: 
  • Our PR activations - working alongside PR agencies and creating required media releases and articles 
  • Interview clients and customers to discover the story behind individual or business and to bring this to life through storytelling
  • Create blogs and led magnets for marketing funnels
  • Build messaging for clients
  • Build out advertising copy alongside the marketing team
  • Build out and set up media contacts and dissemination strategy
  • Build out email campaigns and nurturing sequences
  • Understand our customer avatar and their wants and pain points like the back of your hand
  • Put together copy for online assets such as website and social posts
  • Undertake ongoing training and development, specifically in direct response copywriting
  • Report directly to content manager

Required Skills: 
  • Strong copywriter/writer, you must be able to show at least four examples of your writing style
  • Strong storyteller, you understand how to draw out stories from people, you can find the right approach and way to connect with our audience through our member and client stories
  • Understanding of online - you have ideally had experience working in the online space 

If you think you could be a perfect fit send in your resume! Don't forget to include examples of your writing style! 


Elvis Costello and the Imposters:




Sunday, June 16, 2019

Age


These are the years
of the lone park bench,
of empty harbours
and sunken ships. And yet
there’s a spaciousness
to this abandon
that keeps
insisting
it’s a sort of love. So
why should I fear
such a rich aloneness
when I’ve spent  lifetime
creating it for myself?

Peter Bland



The second line parade for Dr. John: