A Feeling to Remember

Have you ever sat by the river, watching the endless flow of placid water, listening to the rustle of leaves on the summer breeze? Have you ever sat in silence feeling the warmth of sun rays filtered through the branches on your face? Have you ever closed your eyes to better hear that moment of serenity?…

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The First Cheap Thrill of 2017

During my seven-day tryst with flu, I have come to recognize there are some, albeit few, benefits to being unable to exercise any type of exertion. Putting aside that you might have to do some actual work while burning up at mild 38.5 degrees Celsius, you don’t (really) need your mental faculties to be at…

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Homo Mensura

The Flanders Panel Arturo Pérez-Reverte Part of the infamous and no-longer-neglected Mini Book Club (featuring moi and Lukre) Throughout most of the effort of completing the Flanders Panel, I genuinely hated the thing. I despised its inability to give depth to its characters, its inaction and unnecessarily long-winded philosophical musings. Reading it was a horrible…

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A Year in Life

Some 15 years ago I had a big fight with my mother. I was in high school (yes, I am that old) and we were watching the latest episode of Gilmore Girls. This was before Netflix, before binge TV. This was in the world of Napster – when it took hours to download a single…

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The Best Productivity App

This post is about the best productivity app ever – Any.do. I have tried out pretty much every to-do app there is, and this is the only one which met all of my finicky requirements – basically when it comes to any app, I can tolerate only one thing that bugs me. Any.do has zero.

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A thank you note for my dad

Dear dad, happy birthday. Thank you for being the best dad ever. Thank you for always treating me like a person, never like a child. Thank you for always expecting more from me than anyone else. Thank you for being the sort of person who makes this world a better place. Thank you for your…

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Everything at the same time

Stranger Things should have been a jumbled mess of everything. It’s an homage to a time long dead; it’s a teen show; it’s a horror show; it’s a drama; it’s a children’s show, it’s a paranormal show. By all intents and purposes, it should have been shit. Because it’s been more than I care to…

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Jason Bourne or David Webb?

Driving in a car. Matt Damon without a shirt. Fight. Anguished Matt Damon/flashback. JESUS CHRIST IT’S JULIA STILES. Computer mumbo jumbo. Fight. Fast walking. Some conversation. Driving in a car. Fight. Fast walking. Flashback. The Greek love Molotov cocktails. Computer mumbo jumbo. Fight. Matt Damon without a shirt. High speed chase. Fight. CIA is useless….

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Shape without form, shade without colour

I was considering writing something really profound and revealing. I’d reconsidered. I’m not very good at written honesty. It bugs the shit out of me. I wish I just could, you know, rip myself apart on a piece of paper or in a Word document. It’s an itch I cannot bring myself to scratch. I…

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I Cannot Bitch

Expect the unexpected is not exactly what comes to mind when you’re looking for a frivolous summer read. It most certainly is not something you expect to be applicable to a book titled Lord of Scoundrels with such a cover (urgh). And yet… Mind. Blown. My mind is also blown by the fact that my mind…

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Carry On, nothing to see here

Rainbow Rowell – Carry On (2016) You can tell Rainbow adores Simon, Baz, Penelope, Agatha… she truly loves them all. Makes you love them. The kink is, she doesn’t really love the plot. Rainbow just wanted to have some reason to put her beloved characters together, and she was forced to come up with a…

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Danger Will Robinson

The first thing Will Robinson does upon hearing these words? He reluctantly, but unmistakably walks towards Danger. Will does not want Danger, not really. He wants to be ensconced in the embrace of safety. Now I should write that I have often wondered what it was that pulls people towards danger, but I have not….

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