Desire and Friendship

There is a serious downside to killing off all our low-level personal interaction. And I really think we've been killing it off. Take for example, the famous middle-class flight to the suburbs throughout the 20th C or the loss of geographical affiliation through the willingness to pursue employment opportunities to the ends of the earth.… Continue reading Desire and Friendship


I was talking with some friends last night who have recently moved house. Their old pad was basically one room in a long block with a shared verandah, and now they have a whole flat at the top of an apartment block. I thought it was interesting that they both talked about missing the old… Continue reading Neighbours