Category Archives: Life

Crisis Talk

Crisis pushes the mind up against things it ordinarily tries to steer a path away from. Often this involves overwhelming memories of past crises and the traumatic impact they might have had. So one crisis fuels a recurrence of the … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Isn’t it amazing that just a single day a year solves the entire world’s mental health problems? Sorry, I’m being facetious. I do believe in raising awareness and I do believe we need to remove the stigma of mental health … Continue reading

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Cave Of Shadows

Eight days on from the news of my father’s death I find myself in uncharted waters. As I grapple with the need to forgive a ghost and lay some of my own ghosts to rest I am barely held together … Continue reading

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One Of Our Friendly Counsellors Gave Him A Donut

I have many tireds. Nearly all of them. As though I am a magnet for tireds. Obviously I’d rather be a magnet for cake and chips and chocolate and other tasty things that begin with C. But I are what … Continue reading

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The Spirit Is Willing

When the first cosmic spark of life ran through my egg/sperm dividing cells being there may have been a glitch. A good one in some ways, a glitch that meant I would never be especially skilful at adulting. Which is, … Continue reading

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I’ve Loved, I’ve Laughed, And Cried

If the past is another country how come EasyJet don’t fly people there? As a person who builds the present on a bedrock of nostalgia which is then terraformed by concerns about the future, I have this time travel thing … Continue reading

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It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World?

Men of my generation may understand what I mean when I say part of the problem between my father and me was the fact that his idea of what constitutes masculinity was rather different to my own. Consequently I spent … Continue reading

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