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Category: Philosophy & Poetry

The Weight of Shadows – Benedict quote

Within ‘The Weight of Shadows’ there is a moment that a few people have asked me about. DI Wallace has her first meeting with Benedict and during this he is thinking and makes a statement: “In a universe filled with the unexplained and chaos our simple brains still want everything to be measurable; man makes…
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Martin Luther King Day #OnThisDay

Today is Martin Luther King Day. He was born on 15 January 1929. It reminded me of the following great words by the great man: “We have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We’ve…
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Simone de Beauvoir Birthday #OnThisDay

Today is the 110th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir’s birthday. UN Women (Twitter @UN_Women) tweeted her famous quote from ‘The Second Sex’ in remembrance, which is echoed in a passage from ‘The Weight of Shadows’. “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” — Simone de Beauvoir, born #OnThisDay in 1908. Her work continues…
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The Weight of Shadows – Tag Line

The Tag Line for ‘The Weight of Shadows’ is: ‘When you have spent your life in the shadows, what would you do at the dying of the light?’ Many people have asked me questions about this. Rather than disclose too much here, which might be a significant spoiler, I’ll explain the obvious source from the…
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