Life guidance based on your bad syntax habits

4 August 2019

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The news worldwide is full of parentheses this week. Concessions to the inexplicable. It would be easy to get depressed at how much explaining or conceeding there is to do, but try least balance it with some concentrated hope. For you, I’m sharing the words of Rep. John Lewis:

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Do not become bitter or hostile. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. …


Life guidance based on your bad syntax habits

Week commencing 15th July, 2019

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Your guidance for the next few weeks is to make sure the people, places and things you protect are worthy of that protection, and hold firmly to those you have between your arms.

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We all know that you refuse to commit and that finality scares you. Your quote for the next few weeks, as saccharine as it is, is the one from either John Lennon/ Paulo Cuelho or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, depending on your cultural reference:

Everything will be OK in the end. …


Life guidance based on your bad syntax habits

Week Commencing 1 July 2019

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Largesse and favour has never been a problem for most of you. This current time is no exception. The universe is, however, begging you to grasp the simultaenous concepts of constraint in the new few weeks because self-sabotage and abandon is officially passé.

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Energetically, the world is being shown its extremes at the moment. At its extremes your desire for equivalence and divergence can lead to confusion rather than the broadening you hope for. But in the spirit of the current chaos, go for it. …


Life guidance based on your bad syntax habits

Week commencing 17 June, 2019

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Making eyes at the waxing moon, I am reminded of how beautiful and perfect it is when round and full. And how does this apply to you this week? Keep your asides contained. Find a way to be perfect in your rounded fullness.

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This is a week of expansion — a skill which you have in spades. Looking out at oceans in recent travels, I was taken to remind you that the tides will always both ebb and flow. Embrace the multitudes and contradictions within your current choices.

… Ellipses I


Life guidance based on your bad syntax habits.

Week commencing 27 May

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Often your joy at giving background information or wider context for situations is a burden that you must manage. In the next few weeks, though, it will be rewarded. Embrace this new permission with a full heart.

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The scales of justice that you, my beautiful slash lovers, love being at equilibrium, are bending your way at the moment. There will be clear ways forward in the areas which keep you paralysed. This will be bittersweet for some of you, but it will ultimately benefit all of you.

… Ellipses Your discernment is at the heart of…


Radio That Saves Lives

Bobbito (L) and Stretch (R)

I have always loved radio as a medium.
Listening to it under the covers, turned so low that only I could hear it, tuning into Fast Fictions, the Graveyard Shift or Rage live. It is one of my biggest regrets that I never took that love to the next level by doing radio training and running a show myself.

I haven’t always loved Hip Hop, but it has been a long enough love affair to feel nostalgic about American college radio, and the artists who regularly appeared on the Stretch & Bobbit show.

Since Hip Hop (and I) turned 30…

lauren

writing about art and society.

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