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Lost Potential and Abandoned Dreams

Lost Potential and Abandoned Dreams

For those who aren’t aware, I used to be a competitive Irish dancer. (I’ve written about it before here. And here. And in other places. ) Maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement. I wasn’t the kind of competitive Irish dancer who is at a feis (competition) every weekend, has a huge elaborate curly wig and a dress costing thousands of pounds that seem mostly to have been spent on finding the grossest combination of neon with Swarovski crystals. I…

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Crafting And Calm

Crafting And Calm

I think it was an oversight when, in my posts about the end of 2016 and in exploring my goals for 2017, I neglected to mention that I recently took up knitting.  Well, resumed it. My grandma wasn’t a big knitter, but she taught me to knit at around the age of nine, a phase that didn’t last long before impatience got in the way and I went back to calligraphy, hama bead patterns, and other speedier crafts. When I…

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You’re Still A Writer

You’re Still A Writer

I was thinking about writing recently, as I tend to do, and realising that it tends to be thought of in a very different way to most hobbies and art forms. For writing, the goal always seems like it needs to be publication. If you’re not looking to be published, you’re not a real writer; if you don’t want it to be your job, you’re not serious about it. And I can understand that mindset, because there’s a difference between…

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Time Should Not Be Rewritten

Time Should Not Be Rewritten

Most people wish that time travel existed. Wait, let me correct that. Almost everyone has wished, at some point in their life, that time travel existed. Who wouldn’t? Even if it’s just something stupid, like you missed the bus and wish you’d moved that little bit faster, or you forgot something and wanted to go back and remind yourself to take it with you. And sometimes you really wish there was a way you could talk to yourself in the…

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