Category: Thoughts

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My Summer Foe

What is the purpose of a fly? Seriously. And by that I am referring to the common housefly that multiplies by the millions when heat and humidity come together to form a force of weather known colloquially in my homeland as ‘this bloody heat’. I’m sure that there is a perfectly reasonable biological explanation for the existence of these little buggers. Probably several considering … Read More My Summer Foe

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Tell Your Eyes to Shut Up

Never in the existence of our species have we been so exposed to what could be considered sensory overload. The sights, sounds, smells and the touch of our environment can be a bit overwhelming if we allow it though I strongly believe that many of us have learned, albeit unintentionally, how to ‘tune out’ much of the background information assaulting us from every angle. … Read More Tell Your Eyes to Shut Up

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The Year 2016: A Villain or a Victim?

The year 2016 will likely be one that shall be noted in the annals of history as a black year. A blip in the progress bar of human evolution. A soggy, tear drenched scroll of irredeemable squalor. Its ink is rancid and its words are harrowing. How dare such a sequentially organised period of time have deigned to exist and play out as it … Read More The Year 2016: A Villain or a Victim?

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Unlock Your Mind

I would like you to do me a favour please, if you would allow me to take a few minutes of your time? Pause what you are doing for a moment and go and put on some music, a single song of your choosing. It can be any song you wish, one of your all-time favourites or perhaps something you have never heard before … Read More Unlock Your Mind

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How Do You Choose To See The World?

Right folks, it’s time for a bout of honesty now. I initially titled this post ‘We’re All Bastards’ (sorry, a bit less formal though, haha!) and to a certain extent I believe that this is partially true. None of us are perfect, especially when it comes to how we look at and how we feel about others.

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An Appreciation for Autumn

A subtle smile crept onto my face the other day as I was walking my dog, Oghren, with my fiance. It was an evening walk to a local park often frequented by other dogs (who kindly allow their masters to accompany them) and one where I couldn’t help but gander around during the pleasant pauses in between the intermittent poopy times where my little … Read More An Appreciation for Autumn

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The Magic and Misgivings of Meticulous Maps

I have always had an affinity for maps for as long as I can recall and it is a fascination that I still maintain to this very day. When I think back to my childhood I remember having vague recollections of drawing out crude charts of our local surroundings as I would journey with my mother and sister to wherever it was that we … Read More The Magic and Misgivings of Meticulous Maps

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Who Decided It’s Horrible?

As a lifelong Englishman living in England, a country that has an English propensity for rain, I tend to hear these words very, very frequently. “Oh, it’s raining again. What horrible weather!”

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