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How to practice in your sleep

There’s a maneuver in nunchucking known as infinites. They look like this. Jay and I had both practiced and we we’re getting sloppy versions of them occasionally just out of luck but something was completely missing. Then we both had

Posted in Pragmatism

The opposite of a fair weather friend

I have a lingering reputation for being a downer. Which I’ve never aspired to be, of course. Very rarely do I want to take away from the achievement of anyone, let alone a friend. My driving force with people is

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism


I’m about to go for my third float in a flotation pod at Float Life on Saturday. I drafted some of a post after I left my first session just to try and capture the feeling. I was overwhelmed at

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism

It’s one thing

One of my favourite things about my friendship with Jason Connolly is he will quote me back to myself. I’d casually said It’s One Thing to Connolly when making a point about singing and playing guitar. I’d seen a lot

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The gift of parameters

We all get choice paralysis when it comes to food sometimes, being satiated on all your options and not knowing what new thing to try or just being hungry enough that everything sounds good. We prosperous people could eat almost

Posted in Pop Culture, Pragmatism

Identity statements

I used to be able to describe myself confidently, no matter who asked, with one compound word – songwriter. I had very deliberately not cultivated any other identity.  Partly because everyone I saw with one foot in music and one

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pop Culture, Pragmatism


“The more seriously you treat it, the more fun it is.” I overheard that phrase a long time ago and I think it describes me perfectly. I suck at doing things for fun, for hedonism, however I get a lot

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