Truth in tongues

He was crouching next to me, every so often changing posture to ease the burden on his legs. I glanced at his bristly and smiling cheeks through my sun glasses. I was not sure though if the scent of cigarettes was coming from him or if it was just lingering from whoever had held this bench before me.

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Spoon efficiency

I am not a particularly spoon efficient person. By this, I mean that I tend to use more utensils for a task than necessary. For example, my preparation of cereal usually pans out as follows:

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The Ordinary Olympics

The Olympics was fun. It would be neat however, if they held the Ordinary Olympics as well. I think the real achievements of humanity lie within the stories of folk like you and me. If we really want to maintain solidarity in the context of the long road we sometimes face, perhaps we should celebrate in a slightly different style.

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The inventor

The woven gold belt, he said, was alluringly intricate. Fine layers of golden threads held together by coins, upon which stories of pilgrims were drawn. The magnitude of these creations ran in the thousands, both in time and distance.
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Those beautiful old Chinese men

Recently I was having lunch with a couple of acquaintances. One of them, a geneticist, was describing his research into genetic models of complex diseases. He suggested that one day we may be able to accurately predict complex phenotypes from genetic profiles, which could provide immense health care value.
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