Thanks-Give-In

Cold weather makes me anti-social. Ok. Yes, I’m already anti-social but cold weather makes it worse. And to be fair I’m not really anti-social so much as introverted. Many of you may not believe that I’m introverted but it is in fact true. They say that extroverts get their energy from talking to and being around…

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Some Nights

Some nights you settle in for a simple movie, just something fun, nothing challenging, nothing original, or overly deep. Some nights you settle in for one of those movies and suddenly find that every little detail resonates with you and your life like they were hidden easter eggs; hidden for you in a three-star-happy-ending-style film.…

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On Grief

Grief is a strange process. You forget and remember and forget and then remember and on and on until the two begin to blur together and we’re left only with a sad sense of remembered forgetfulness. And in the end it’s the guilt of everything slipping away that holds on the longest. Maybe that’s why…

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Knowing When To Stop

Neil Gaiman said in his 2012 Keynote Address at The University of the Arts: “…the biggest problem of success is that the world conspires to stop you doing the thing that you do, because you are successful. There was a day when I looked up and realised that I had become someone who professionally replied…

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The Commonplace Book

I’ve always been the type of person who underlines things in books or collects quotes in abused spiral notebooks. As an early teen I used to read books of quotations and circle the ones that struck a chord with me. I always assumed I was just weird or that over a decade of Catholic school…

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