Love Language – A Tribute to my Dad

Call it selfindulgent, but I wanted to post the tribute I wrote and read for my Dad's funeral on 11th Feb. It is, by far, the proudest I've been of a piece of work in recent times - not due to technical skill, but to emotional resonance within myself. ********** Over the past couple of …

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A Series of (un)Fortunate Events

I hate writing these "I've been absent, but I'm back!" posts, but I feel one is necessary to give a little bit of context about where I am currently at. You see, I've been absent, but I'm back. It's been over a year since my last post, which was back on the 1st October 2018, …

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PlayPositive Repost – Ready Player One: A Positive Adaption?

As part of my exercise in trying to write more, both about things of a personal nature and things that are less so. I wrote an Essay about Ready Player One for my secondary blog: Play Positive. It's about why I think Ready Player One is a good adaption of it's source material, and I …

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Compromise isn’t 50/50

When most people think of compromise they think of meeting in the middle. This kind of implies a 50/50 split, of efforts on either side, which I don't think is a good way of looking at things. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things it evens out to a neutral number, but each occasion isn't …

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I’ve been away from the blog for a while, my last true post was end of May. There’s a post in June celebrating my 1 year blogging, which I’d had scheduled for a few months, always with the intent of touching up when the time came, but it went out as is and there we …

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5 Reasons Not To Vote!

Vote. Regardless of who you’re voting for: Vote. That’s the best advice I can give right now: Vote. The second best advice I can give is to read up on who you’re voting for. Read manifestos, look at past voting trends amongst the candidates and their parties, go into that polling booth informed and educated. …

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My image, my focus: Kindness Challenge Week 1

Imagine a figure, blurred. The background behind vibrant, bustling and ever changing; a wall of monitors displaying thousands of different images and flickering all at once. Each flashing image has a soundtrack, but each is simply drowned by the other; each a smaller part of the ever growing cacophony. You’d be forgiven, given the scene …

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Setting My Intentions: 2017 Kindness Challenge

So, earlier this year I signed up for the 2017 Kindness Challenge, hosted by Niki on Richness of a Simple Life. Everything about the challenge appealed to me. I’m someone who values kindness, optimism, gratitude, and all those wonderful things, and this is exactly what the Niki is trying to encourage. The challenge itself is …

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Thinking About Me

Recently I've been thinking About Me. No wait, I've been thinking about my "About Me". You'd be surprised how similar the two statements are though, despite sounding different. Both require a certain understanding of myself. I've known for ages how old my About Me section is outdated. Hell, the photo I was using on it …

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Making Connections: A Thursday Thought

For a reason I can’t explain I’ve been thinking a lot about connections. It’s strange to think just how many connections we make in everyday life, be them professional or personal, big or small. The word itself has connotations of business, the old adage of “It’s who you know, not what you know”, and from …

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