memoir

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memoir

I find the sound of a heavily-laden freight train comforting: as an infant, waking in the night, I would often hear the diesel locos labouring along the line across the fields, hauling thirty heaped wagons of coal from colliery to power station…

nightbirds

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nightbirds

The Night Bird: cross-border train tracking through the darkened Alps, stars defining the mountain peaks, a chain of moonlit cameos coasting back along the line…

sex & sexuality answers

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sex & sexuality answers

I've answered a lot of questions about sexuality, sex, orientation and gender on Quora. There's often an element of personal opinion in such answers, but I try to stay objective, evidence-based, ethical and compassionate…

religion answers

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religion answers

Answers on religious topics. Obviously this is much more about my opinion than the previous set of answers about Java and programming. But it has also been a chance for me to share what I've learned about Buddhism…