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All the Colours of the Rainbow (A Look at Dissociation)

  Blue is cold and calculating. He sits behind a steel desk and turns in his swivel chair to regard interruptions with disdain. He is logical and precise and can’t stand the shambolic incompetency of emotions. Or people who let emotions overcome logic. Humans are inefficient in the extreme, which is why he dislikes most […]

Talking about Procrastination. Again.

Talking about procrastination again (like I did here and here) I came across this in a book called “The Right to Write” by Julia Cameron. There are myriads of reasons we procrastinate but this is one of the more convincing theories I’ve come across: A primary reason writers procrastinate is in order to build up […]

Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

  Why can’t I just get exactly what I want? That’s not too much to ask, is it? So, we’re renovating this place because our lives are never complicated enough. Naturally, I have VISION. This mostly due to hours browsing Pinterest and Home magazine. Sadly, my vision is not shared by the suppliers and builders […]

The Presence of Pain

I feel like falling today.   Off my bike as I career down a dusty mountain path, dry plants slapping me as I fly past.  Fearlessly fast.   Or off a skateboard down a long, winding pass.   (amazing the amount of trust we put in these flimsy constructs of metal, wood and rubber, transporting us […]

Keep it Simple, Stupid – The Joys of Minimalism

  So, after spending the last 6 weeks clearing out my mother-in-law’s 5 storage units, I felt a not-so-sudden urge to simplify my own life even more. In recent years, I’ve become increasingly fond of the movement towards minimalism. Dealing with the results of a lifetime of hoarding caused this affection to grow exponentially. Stuff […]

The Significance of EXTRAordinary

I’ve been exhuming the past again and happened upon another piece of writing from a while back, as in this previous post. My much-beloved writing coach, Cathy Eden, often recalls this piece fondly. She says that capturing these snippets of life is a way of acknowledging and honouring the significance of seemingly ordinary lives. They become EXTRAordinary: […]

Present Perfect Tense

I’ve been thinking about the time when I used to lock my keys in my car at least once a week and not be able to find things I was “absolutely 100% certain” (in my imagination) that I had put in a particular place. I know that my mind at the time was definitely anywhere […]

It’s a Scam

  Do you have any idea how many scams are running at any given time? Many. LOTS. I discovered this due to the fact that my current project is redistributing my 83-year-old mother-in-law’s accumulated possessions. This because her 563 storage units are costing her more than the value of the total contents. If only there […]

Books Revisited

A world without books. Real books. Those made of paper embedded with ink. I remember some saying that eventually everything will be electronic. Printed books will be gone. Defunct. What a horrifying thought. However, I doubt that all the books could be replaced completely by virtual reality. Perhaps there may eventually be less of them, […]

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