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Be Still, Get Bored, You Can Handle This… “Woke” Words in the Time of Coronavirus

There is a lot of frustration right about now. For me, as a member of the introspective but resigned Generation X (read Vice article for real bashing), least of all because in many ways, the Covid-19 virus has proven to be infuriatingly on message with Gen Zs that the way forward is woke, clean living  - both literally… Continue reading Be Still, Get Bored, You Can Handle This… “Woke” Words in the Time of Coronavirus

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Like Narcissus we all Drown in our Selves Sometimes…

I watched 'Wonder' based on the novel by the same name on a plane; then I binge-watched season two of 'Working Moms' on Netflix to overcome my jetlag. Oddly, they stacked up nicely with a book I'm re-reading called 'Ways of Seeing', by John Berger. They link Narcissism, defense mechanisms and the common desire to… Continue reading Like Narcissus we all Drown in our Selves Sometimes…

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The 10 Year Challenge: How Parenting Changes the Bigger Picture

Now that I am a [very tired] mother. I see the world better. My eyes are half the size they were, I need two different glasses to survive 24hrs, and yet, I have never seen more clearly the fragility and agility of our life. I see how strenuous and serendipitous it is to raise human… Continue reading The 10 Year Challenge: How Parenting Changes the Bigger Picture

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Words as Weapons

Words are weapons of mass destruction. I am going to pile a bunch of words together to make two obvious hastily generalising remarks. They may appear disjointed at first, but I will work my way to conjoining them in a stream-of-consciousness-type narrative eventually. Women are complacent in perpetuating a patriarchal world. Patriarchy sucks hard for men too… Continue reading Words as Weapons

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All Good Things Come in 7s. Not Really, But this List Does!

So. I spent the summer reaching the finales of ALL my favourite shows & then staring into the abyss, feeling empty & aimless not knowing quite what do with my eyes and ears. See, my summer evenings were more homebound than I had originally envisaged - never mind that they were spent in various cities… Continue reading All Good Things Come in 7s. Not Really, But this List Does!

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Blaming the Past is a Story that Never Gets Old – so Let’s Actually Tell it

In the collective narrative of humanity, there are few character story revelations & motivators verily insightful than what is known in the content world as 'backstory': What is known to the rest of us as 'how my parents and upbringing is to blame for everything'. For a culture that is fully invested in the family… Continue reading Blaming the Past is a Story that Never Gets Old – so Let’s Actually Tell it