Culture Studies · Life & General

Commentary on ‘Nags, Being Fed Up’ I felt that this article perfectly summarised the burden of emotional labour in the home. What many people - young adults living at home, and men who have yet to have this conversation - don't realise is that certain tasks are emotionally taxing, not just time consuming. While some men are considered 'good partners'… Continue reading Commentary on ‘Nags, Being Fed Up’

Culture Studies · Life & General

Remembering the Fallen and the Passed

Happy All Soul's Day! Depending on your culture, and what faith you practice, this week may be a time of reflection and remembering of loved ones who have passed on. Some choose to attend a service, others choose to celebrate lived well lived quietly at home, and others throw parties (Halloween, anyone?). Regardless of your… Continue reading Remembering the Fallen and the Passed

Culture Studies

Ballad of the Ancient Cypress (poem)

A poem by Chinese poet Du Fu. Before Kongming's shrine stands an ancient cypress, Its branches are like green bronze, its roots just like stone. The frosted bark, slippery with rain, is forty spans around, Its blackness blends into the sky two thousand feet above. Master and servant have each already reached their time's end,… Continue reading Ballad of the Ancient Cypress (poem)