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Seeing Beyond the Lens

We interpret the world through the lens of our own life experience. [bctt tweet=”We interpret the world through the lens of our own life experience.” via=”no”] This is a good thing, because it means that we learn from what we’ve lived and use that information to understand what’s happening and make increasingly wise decisions. It’s […]

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 […]

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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