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Permission to speak freely
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Permission to speak freely

My friend just gave birth. Which is, if you think about it, pretty amazing. I’ve never even given blood. Erica Buist It got me thinking about all the lessons you’re obliged to teach a new human, and later, conflicting lessons. You teach a child to always tell the truth. Later, […]

Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-NO… Bad grown up
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Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-NO… Bad grown up

– THE FILTER –   I don’t have internet in my apartment, and as a consequence, I find babies disturbing. I know, it seems odd. Let me explain. Erica Buist I don’t have internet in my apartment, due to an ongoing and very boring row with a certain telecommunications company, […]

Moving slow in West Africa
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Moving slow in West Africa

After a 75 pence haircut and some food I decided to follow the music across the road. Inside they are showing a collection of National Geographic films, including The World’s Most Dangerous Animals and CSI (that’s Croc Scene Investigation), just the job for an exciting night out. Graham Douglas It’s […]

A cap on existence
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A cap on existence

– THE FILTER – You’re reading this online. That must be nice, not to have to do the special newspaper-reading elbow-dance we’ve all become so good at, commuting within hideously overpopulated London. Erica Buist London’s population has surpassed 7 and a half million. As comedian Doug Stanhope put it, that […]

It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary
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It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary

– THE FILTER – Bridget Jones’ diary, a testament to the products of Cosmopolitan magazine and existential apathy, leaves me trembling with irritation. The calorie counting, the daily weight-check, the broken resolutions not to drink anymore, the obsessing about men, the ridiculous overuse of the word “shag”. Erica Buist Yet […]