Buddha in the machine revisited

8 Nov

I’ve never doubted it’s possible to speak of personal things in an impersonal way, though I’m equally sure there are those who can’t tell the difference. Four years ago a cancer scare coincided with looming redundancy at Sheffield Hallam Uni. As always I turned to the pen. I re-read the result yesterday for the first time since 2011, gave a light edit – changed a word here and there, removed a passage of spent vituperation, added a footnote or two on things revealed in the fullness of time – and posted this morning the Buddha in the machine

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