Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Year’s Resolution

Every day between Christmas and New Year’s feels like a Sunday. Sundays are grand yokes but they also come with a gentle anxiety about the week ahead. It’s irritating but usually, not unmanageable. Now imagine a week of Sundays that don’t just lead up to a new week but to a brand new year. The […]

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Life is Bad When Your Friends Are Dead

Look after your friends. Check in on them. Make sure they’re not carrying a secret burden. This isn’t an act of righteous heroism. This is necessary selfishness. I’ve tweeted as much before. Making sure the mental health of your friends is good for your own sake if nothing else. When you’re surrounded by your friends […]

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Learning to Think Carefully

Be careful with your thoughts. We’re never taught how to think carefully. It’s not an easy thing to teach and it’s even harder to understand what it means to think carefully. Reckless thinking can get you into a world of trouble and potentially turn you from a nice person into a shit one. There’s a […]

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Spoken into Existence

It was a pipe dream for me. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but somewhere in the back of my head I always knew it was a long shot that I’d ever get published. I thought it would take years of rewrites, editing and rejection. I wrote one book, and that’s the one that’ll be published. That […]

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None Of Us Are Jesus

If you’re a Christian, or were raised a Christian, then today might be important for you. It’s not really too spiritual a day for me, but it’s always nice to spend some time with family, and take stock. The Easter story tells of Jesus rising from the dead. He comes back to life, to save […]

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Things Look Different in the Mirror

The second half of this piece uses the exact same words, just written in reverse. The meanings of both paragraphs mirror each other. I hope you enjoy it! Fact: Sometimes you hurt people. Sometimes people hurt you. Everybody hurts somebody eventually. Is it natural, how careless humankind is? Thinking stops eventually. Mankind stupidly follow instincts, […]

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