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Getting ready for the Media Desert

As work on various projects continues, the dread Soccer World Cup approaches.
I’ve nothing against the sport itself – despite the fact that’s polarizing too much attention in my opinion – but not having an interest in it, I’m facing a long stretch of intellectual desert: nothing on the telly, cinemas closed when the Italian team is playing, 90% of the news focused on who’s winning, who’s losing.


The upside?
The pleasures of the desert – no people around, silence (punctuated, admittedly, by demented screams). Continue reading