#160 What I learnt from Orwell’s essays (2)

Having recently read some of Orwell’s essays, I’m again in this post reflecting on some points that he covers that are worthy of consideration, aligned with the aims of this blog. One lengthy essay Orwell wrote entitled Such, such were the joys explores the anything but joyous experience he had at St Cyprian’s in the …

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#159 What I learnt from Orwell’s essays (1)

I recently discovered that Orwell Day has been celebrated every year since 2013 on January 21st. This is the date of Orwell’s death at age 46, from tuberculosis. Considering this, here’s a collection of posts on some ideas in a few of Orwell’s essays. I feel he has a lot to say to contemporary culture. …

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#157 2021 Reading List #win

Hello 2022, how are you? Well, time will tell on that one. My apologies for beginning the year of blog posts with such unfashionable rhyming. As usual at this time of year, I run through the books I've read (or finished) in the past twelve months. Unusually, however, I actually cracked my #yearlyreadinggoal and read …

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Advent 2021 #4: Biblical Language

It's the time of year when we celebrate was has been and the accomplishments we have achieved. This year, it genuinely is an achievement to just reach the end of it reasonably unscathed. It hasn't been a pleasant one. Year 12s in NSW are now celebrating, with the Higher School Certificate exams (finally) finishing on …

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