Northern Dragon

… life in the twilight years of modern-day democracy …

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Humans are marvellously adaptable. It is common to hear that it is our brains which have made us what we are today – the dominant species on the planet. But really it is our ability to adapt, to carry on whatever the odds and challenges, which is our main strength. The brain – is merely a tool to that end. It helps us adapt and make do. But this ability […]

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The Dimensions of Culture

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician, poet & polymath You That you, the flame of consciousness reading these words, where is your reality? Where do you exist? Well, inside the mind, the brain – obviously. And yet, it literally takes no more than a thought for you to escape that constraint and to roam free – […]

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