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Monday, 3 April 2006

New World Order.

Turns out brunch in San Francisco can be quite the intellectual exploration. I arrived at Axis Cafe for 11 (although I forgot about the clocks shifting, but anyway). The doors appeared closed apart from the big sign on the footpath that read Christian City Church. As I loitered by the sign I heard "Stand up on your feet and sing to the Lord" etc. There were back-up singers and even a modest brass section. Convinced this was some sort of getting-to-know-you test I chose the don't-go-in-there box, and Heather claimed surprise when she arrived.

After finding another venue, talk accelerated to issues of social inheritance, connection, evil, and reality. An apparently inspirational author, Alice Miller, fuelled discussion. The topic of evil and its constituent parts kept us going more than the granola. "What do you do when you're angry?" "But, but... I don't get angry." Revelatory. Much to consider.

Sunday afternoon spent talking with Mum and Dad. Sometimes our conversations revolve around checking issues off lists and logistics: Other times we venture into talking sans list: Andy thought he was going to celebrate his marriage amongst family and friends in Tofino. Little does he know that Mum and I have decided that the Oates Family and associated guests will form the New World Order, and that a week should be plenty of time in which to document our strategy.

I'll bring the wine.
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