Monthly Archives: May 2010

The future of psychotherapy

This week I co-wrote a 1,700 word feature for the Observer. Find it on the Guardian website here, or full text is below.

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Rising Tory star ran prayer sessions to ‘cure’ gay people

Philippa Stroud

A high-flying prospective Conservative MP, credited with shaping many of the party’s social policies, founded a church that tried to “cure” homosexuals by driving out their “demons” through prayer.

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Revival of links blog and a move to WordPress

I’ve now transfered my links-blog archive from The Browser to http://www.calflyn.com.

This transfer has largely been done for my own benefit, to help me locate articles and pictures I have stumbled upon in the past – but there is a large chance that many of the older links will no longer work due to the degeneration of websites (i.e. link rot)

Later this page will be transformed into my personal website. Until then, a few recent browsings:

1. Tetris, Tetris, everywhere. I knew there were more people like me. My favourite.

2. Too much information: NZ prime minister brings press conference to an awkward halt.

3. Poignant, funny piece on soldiers’ small talk in Afghanistan. “A third voice from the darkness suggested that Long Island is also in New England. But the first two soldiers — both from Boston — told him to shut up, because Long Island is definitely in New York, and New York is not on anybody’s New England list.”

4. List of the most prestigious diseases, according to medical professionals. Asthma makes surprise entry at 19. (Up or down from what I couldn’t say). h/t Tyler Cowen

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