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On the changing way we talk about anxiety

I’ve noticed a lot of people use the phrase gives me anxiety rather than makes me anxious. At first glance I found it interesting that people weren’t identifying with the feeling. Saying I am anxious is saying that your self

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism


The number of dead friends you have only increases during the course of your life. You don’t really track the live ones. Friends come go and go by degrees in your life, sometimes quickly and sometimes slow and smooth. But

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism

Resilience Over Endurance

The marathon was, surprisingly to me even as I lived it, not a feat of endurance but of resilience. As I’ve written and said a bunch of times already I was ready to quit, I did quit. I hurt so

Posted in Depression & Suicide, fitness, Pragmatism

Why I disagree with you about self-checkouts

On Facebook (where all the good ideas go to blossom don’t you know) you’ll see memes about how self-checkouts at supermarkets are bad. They kill jobs and make you a sucker doing free labour. Let’s jump right to Star Trek

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Race Results

My official marathon numbers: overall place: 204 out of 797 position in age division 30-34: 30 of 88 chip time: 3:43:50 So while it still wasn’t the race I wanted it does look okay in context. I’m comforted by the

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Race Report: The Marathon

During the race, during the meltdown, I thought I’m going to write a race report and then tell everyone who asks about the race I don’t want to talk about it. I won’t do this chronologically, I’ll get to the

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Protected: Why I end up resenting the romantic partner I’m with

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