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Aiming For Peace

Aiming For Peace

I’ve been trying to think about what my main goals for 2019 are, but I’m finding it tricky. A year is a long time — as I said in my last post, while I didn’t achieve everything I set out to do last year, I also achieved a bunch of things it would never have occurred to me to aim for, because things change. This year is particularly unpredictable because it’s my first year out of education in, like, nineteen…

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Here There Are Ghosts

Here There Are Ghosts

When I walk through the college gardens at night it seems indubitable that there are ghosts there. Maybe ghosts is the wrong word. Memories — imprints of people who were once here, and are now gone. ‘Ghosts’ is too morbid a word, suggesting that they’re dead. Some of them were here a month ago. Some of them a century. They leave traces. I feel it in the day time too, this idea that I’m surrounded by history (it’s hard not…

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Quantifying Happiness

Quantifying Happiness

A few days ago I was feeling fairly low and miserable, so I asked my Facebook friends to tell me the best thing that had happened to them recently. I wanted to hear their happy stories, to prove that the world isn’t awful. I’m an odd duck. I like creepy reworkings of children’s stories, dark fairytales, and generally thrive on the kind of books that don’t have happy endings — at least not for everyone. Yet at the same time,…

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Little Pieces Of Peace

Little Pieces Of Peace

A quick note before I start the post proper. I’ve noticed my stats have been steadily declining in recent weeks, and I’m aware that there have been technical problems (subscriptions failing to send; moving my blog etc), so I’m not overly concerned about that. However, I’m figuring out a sort of blog schedule in order to blog more consistently, which you may notice soon. In addition, if you’ve any comments on how I could improve my blog or what I’ve…

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