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Dreams And Denial

Dreams And Denial

Around this time last year, I wrote a post about how my health has got in the way of having dreams and being ambitious, and how I’m more aware of my limitations than of my aspirations. My goal was to try and make 2017 a year of remembering how to dream again, how to be ambitious even when it seems unlikely. It’s hard to assess the extent to which I’ve succeeded at that goal. Right now, I am painfully aware…

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Limiting My Dreams

Limiting My Dreams

I went to see In The Heights earlier this week, at Kings Cross Theatre. It was a great afternoon — I didn’t really know the show at all beforehand, so it was all new to me, and I particularly loved the dancing. It was the kind of dancing I’ve never been capable of doing, which is to say, the dancers appear to be throwing themselves across the stage in a relaxed, random fashion, but actually it’s totally under control and…

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Writing Ultimatums (TCWT)

Writing Ultimatums (TCWT)

This post was supposed to go up on the 5th, which for anyone not keeping count was last Friday. (It was last Friday even if you were keeping count — Xuan from St Mall’s would be reprimanding my use of the conditional there.) And I don’t even have a good excuse. I didn’t do anything on Friday. Admittedly, I’ve been in Scotland since then, traipsing around St Andrews and Aberdeen and Glasgow and driving through landscapes that resemble Middle Earth,…

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Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

Now, I don’t make it a habit to talk about my dreams. Nor do I tend to talk about politics (or anything even slightly controversial). This post is going to be about both. I’m British, so the elections last night didn’t affect me directly. But as they say, when America sneezes, Europe catches the cold. I’m convinced that whatever happens to you guys, happens to us too. I’ve not kept it a secret that of the candidates, I supported Obama…

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Slightly Legible Updates

Slightly Legible Updates

Well, I say they’ll be slightly legible. I can’t actually guarantee that, since I’ve been typing at a rate of 100 words per minute for the last, oh, I don’t know how long. Anyway, I wrote four thousand words this evening alone despite a band rehearsal and the distraction of Have I Got News For You, and I thought it only fair I gave you a proper update. So, NaNoWriMo is well underway. For those of you who are new…

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Something Saturday: Under my pillow

Something Saturday: Under my pillow

At night I often write in a notebook, continuing on from wherever I left off previously on my laptop, or the laptop I’ve borrowed while dear old Rory is in for repairs. (And there’s good news on that front, for they think they can fix it.) While I was away sailing, I filled about half of an A5 Refill Pad. I’ve now finished it, or at least, I’ve only got a page or two left and it’s hardly worth starting…

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