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PJ Day

In anticipation of another trip to Florida, today is a day for housecleaning and couches. I curl up with the second of the D’Artagnan romances, which I hope ends as well as the first, in which I discovered a villain of the highest order – Milady. Great villains make great heroes, and without her Satanic …

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French Sorrow

I’ve been reading a lot of Dumas, to go along with the great deal of H.G. Wells and personal development books into which I’ve been delving. The reason for the self-help stuff is to remain focused, and thinking about purpose and joy and other such motivational human factors helps me do so, though I’ll admit …

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Breaking It All Down

I set deadlines for myself on things.  I try not to obsess too much over the future, but it’s important to have direction.  Aimlessness can be fun for a while, but ultimately, the lack of purpose gets to you.  Life should be a blend of kicking back in the moment and taking action to fulfill …

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Games Night

It’s been a long, wonderful day.  Every day, I wake up thinking of everything I intend to do that day, and whether the day will allow for it, or whether my energy will sustain it. I know I’ve been pushing myself hard for the past four or five months, but life is short, and I’ve …

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Pledged

It’s Halloween and it’s late, so I’ll just use this space to promote one of my favourite horror comics.  It’s a few years old now, but there’s a sequel coming, and I can’t wait. Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock is a fantastic and classic tale, one I’ve been trying to get my stepdaughter to …

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Quiet And Happiness

I think it’s really the matter of getting lost in the moment.  Our minds often clamber with random thoughts, worries, obsessions and addictions.  Gossip, self-doubt, criticism, jealousy and hopelessness can all crowd the mind and make us forget our moments. At times, this can work well.  For me, getting lost in a distraction such as …

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Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday mornings, particularly the ones where I haven’t been out binge drinking the night before.  It’s been a while since I really did that, but I don’t miss those. A little buzz to loosen the tongue is fine, but to lose focus?  To drink so much that it’s all an uncaring blur, a …

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Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

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Sunday, Sunday

What a beautiful weekend.  It seems almost as though August and September have switched places, and the heat and humidity of late summer is now the mark of fall, and a sign of August’s disappointment left behind. Would that my father hadn’t closed the pool. I’m having an enjoyable time, having finally found some Alexandre …

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Indecisive

I’m feeling a little indecisive this morning.  Like I want to just veg out, but I know I have enough to do today that if I don’t get started, I’ll be fucked later on. I prefer morning work.  I like to get up a little languid, exercise, meditate, read a book or some comics, then …