Stop, unplug and listen

The other morning I did something unusual. I left the house to walk to the train station without putting in my earphones. For me, this is rare. My normal routine has me loading up a podcast within seconds of shutting the front door. I then listen to that for the first 30-odd minutes of my commute, before switching to music […]

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Why a story beats facts every time

I’ve been reading – and been thoroughly blown away by – Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory* this January. It interweaves the stories of nine different people who become linked as a result of a natural catastrophe – it’s very much a story of our time, but I was struck by the following quote contained within. “The best arguments […]

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