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The Winter Break

Starts today. I celebrated by sleeping longer and harder than ever before. Well not ever, just since we got the cats, and it was sleeping off the staff party. And while I am awake now it seems unlikely I will

Posted in Pragmatism

Auditioning For My Job

There’s a line in Lost Connection’s chapter loss of meaningful work in which a woman says she felt like she was auditioning every day at her own job. The lack of career path and job security is an increasing worry

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

For 2019

It’s hard to know what I want from next year. I know, baring tragedy, that I’ve got races to run. My first marathon and a return to Melissa’s out in Banff booked so far. I should be clear of outstanding

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Things I Think About My Funeral

Funerals are theatre. Weddings are merely ritual, they are for the participants and primarily the participants’ parents. Those who do the planning are the audience and everyone else is just spectator. Funerals though have an audience and something is supposed

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism

Writing About Writing About My Funeral

I almost never put a disclaimer at the top of a post but I fucking hate the way people act when I write about (a personal favourite topic of mine) funerals. Namely my own. People act like cunts whenever I

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pragmatism

My, Now Annual, take on Baby It’s Cold Outside

I know, I know, I’m just adding to the noise at this point but there is one new point this year I want to address. Actually two but one’s is just something I want to be snarky about. And this

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The Rehearsal Machine

Your brain does not live in the moment. It’s lives 80 milliseconds in the past but I’ll spare you that. What I’m talking about it that your brain is trying to live in the future. It’s watching moving objects and

Posted in Depression & Suicide, fitness, Pragmatism