After nearly a full years worth of writing I seem to have boxed myself into a corner this week. Having maybe jumped the gun a little too early with last weeks my year in review piece and knowing that next week marks an actual full year of blogging for which of course I've saved all … Continue reading Pen-the-Ultimate
I remember at a younger age reading and hearing about how the author J.K. Rowling had cried over the writing of several deaths within the Harry Potter series. Over the years I've heard a dozen or so similar stories to this from writers saying the likes of; it was the hardest thing I've ever had to … Continue reading I wrote emote
Before I even begin this weeks blog entry allow me please to apologise for the grammatical mess of a title I have chosen. It just came to me and stuck with me and just wouldn't get out of my head. Though, even in its wrongness it is the perfect summary for what follows. With said … Continue reading Not ever doing Nothing
We've all long been taught that failure is not an option! We must prevail, we must survive, we must continue, to strive for betterment, for perfection. However just like I've argued previously there is goodness in boredom. Sweetness and success can also be found in failure. Failure may be too strong a word for what … Continue reading Sweetness in failure
I have nothing to write this week, no wait, sorry, allow me to rephrase that I have nothing I want to write this week, well at least not right now that is. There is something bubbling away in the back of my mind that I want to write. I've written and rewritten it a hundred times in … Continue reading Life through a lens
Just the other day I was chatting with a colleague at work about one of my all time favourite films and as I was ramping up my reasonings I described the film thusly, '...it's bold, beautiful, boring and brilliant'. I'm not quite sure why my brain was spewing alliteration or how so cohesively. Nonetheless I … Continue reading It’s good to be boring!
If you're like me at some point or another you've wondered; if people had super powers what would mine be? Well over the years it seems I have had to wonder about this less and less. For on this inaugural day, when I travelled east a year ago to the wilds of Japan, I realised my … Continue reading SleepLess
This week marked an incredible achievement on my part as I finally finished Richard Fords' The Sportswriter. While finishing such a book, for those in the know, may not rank in the upper echelons of neither being a challenging nor a long read. Such as the likes of say, War and Peace, Ulysses or Anna … Continue reading Self-Contracted