Category Archives: Illustrations by Rosie

Does the economy work?

I think it still depends on what you mean by ‘work’. The economy does a lot of things, it can do a lot of things, it is claimed that it does a lot of things. It’s even quite often very … Continue reading

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When you were a child what did you think of other people? Were they OK?

Again, I can’t remember. I’m pretty sure I felt like they must be happier than me, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t really that sad. It’s the way you look at grown ups, and think that they have everything you … Continue reading

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How would you deal with noisy neighbours?

I think literally the only action I’ve ever taken against a noisy neighbour was to gatecrash the party and drunkenly belittle their musical taste. It was a terrible party, and I’d already had a neighbour from across the gardens come … Continue reading

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Why do we doodle? (semi-conscious scribbling as opposed to casual drawing)

Frustration? Creation? Pent up imagination? A need to scribble and swirl the mind into concrete reification? For me, doodling was actually all about concentration. By occupying a certain wily part of my conscious mind in the act of doodling, I … Continue reading

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Is gender a spectrum?

Absolutely. And it’s not often I sit in an absolute position. But I really believe this so strongly that it’s hard for me not to be. I guess I should probably go into some definitions first though. Gender is a … Continue reading

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Do other species enjoy debauched sexual activities?

By whose standards? I think debauchery can only be talked about it terms of moral codes. Which is unfortunate to those who consider themselves debauched, as they probably actually only managed to do it by other people’s standards. Unless they … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to keep the Heart light?

Dancing about architecture. The thing with the heart is that it is a muscle. In terms of literal health it’s all just exercise and diet (well, there’s probably a little more than that, but its a damn good start). Metaphorically, … Continue reading

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Is it true that “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned”? (Congreve)

True? I’ll list the words in that sentence I find largely unverifiable, shall I? ‘True, heaven, rage, love, hatred, hell, fury, woman, scorned”. Okay. Possibly I’m being obtuse, but I just don’t know how to talk about truth, hell or … Continue reading

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How long does it take to feel at home somewhere?

It’s obviously bland to say it depends on the place and it depends on the person. I measure houses in terms of how long it takes me to offer someone a cup of tea in their own house. Once I’m … Continue reading

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Two wrongs make a right?

Standard wisdom is that they don’t, I think. That’s the phrase anyway. A half stern admonishment to a raging child: ‘Two wrongs don’t make a right’. Yet oddly, the theory seems to be behind most of the conceptions of justice … Continue reading

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