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Andrew Bendelow has been posting since 2009 on a variety of cultural and educational topics. Find links here to his most recent blogposts, and to db’s enterprises, his collected musical and visual art products, educational and cleaning services, and consultancies.

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Recent posts:

Memoir: Joking can be serious (1974)

Why do humans laugh? Why do they make jokes?  Ask the evolutionary psychologists, and they’ll tell you that people only speak and behave to further the survival of our species.  Two scientists at S.U.N.Y Binghamton assert that laughter first began among our ancestors two to four million years ago as a sort of social glue.…

Memoir: an incomplete healing (1974)

Dorothy Thompson, the “First Lady of American Journalism,” wrote that “peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict–alternatives to…violence.” In other words, at war’s end, enmity between factions is never eliminated, but instead transformed into “peaceful” guises. In my experience, just as conflict persists after an…

Memoir: my sister Sheila

My sister Sheila had a magical connection with the family Cairn Terrier. Sheila would bang out Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” on the baby grand as Marilyn, the dog, sat on her haunches underneath and howled, much to my delight. It seemed Sheila and Marilyn communicated on an intense separate wavelength, unheard…

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