Muchness

Living each day much muchier

Ditching the badge of honour

Have you ever looked at someone and felt irked, even though they were minding their own business? Look at those fit girls with their tans, topknots and Lorna Jane lycra. … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why won’t the past stay in the past?

Sometimes new events carry echoes of the past. We may think we’ve moved on, broken up, left behind our former hurts and laid them long to rest, but the past … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stop trying to save the planet

For decades now, the environmental movement has been asking us to save the planet. We see images of habitats destroyed, rubbish piling up in remote areas and polar bears starving … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is what most people are like

We all want to feel like our choices are valid, every bit as much as the choices by which most people’s lives are defined. We want to know that we are not alone.

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Doing because we do

Have you ever kept doing something because that’s what you do?  You kept going, long after the hunger for it was gone and long after the curiosity and energy went … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking with elephants

We all know about the elephant in the room. It’s that huge, looming thing no-one wants to talk about for fear of upsetting the status quo. Sometimes, there are elephants that follow you around. Your own, personal elephant that you refused to mention to yourself, because if you turn around and acknowledge it, everything has to change.

October 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Monsters are real

Monsters are real and they live in your head. Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. “In your head” is as real a place as any. … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 7 Comments

The quiet weekend

Why would anyone choose to spend a Saturday night at home by themselves? You know, unless they’re some kind of loser. I live in a city where folk are always … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Introverts unite

Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain I just … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 5 Comments
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