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Sunday’s Inspiration: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

“The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1839. As we whackpack our way through a year tarnished in global excrement, things don’t get any easier. There’s just over a month of 2020 left. What have we learned? Personally, I didn’t learn anything other than what I already knew. But I did more Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness

Sunday’s Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness

“Maybe the strangeness only ever was to hide ourselves from some kind of happiness” – Manic Street Preachers. So the five year gap has finally happened. This week I hit another sentimental and perhaps unwanted milestone on my wacaday journey. 21st August 2020 saw a five year story come back to haunt and for another Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: For Better Or Worse? 40 Things I Did Before I Was 40

Sunday’s Inspiration: For Better Or Worse? 40 Things I Did Before I Was 40

“Everyday is all there is; in my some kind of bliss” – Kylie Minogue. The sad reality of this existence is that we will never do everything we want in life. Nobody is complete. We want more. We always want more. What we have is never good enough. Or is that all cow excrement? Are Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: For Better Or Worse? 40 Things I Did Before I Was 40[…]

Top 1000 Unwritten Blog Posts: I'll Never Get These All Written And There Is NO Such Thing As Writer's Block

Top 1000 Unwritten Blog Posts: I’ll Never Get These All Written And There Is NO Such Thing As Writer’s Block

“The pen is mightier than the sword” – Anon. As a writer, blogger, author, poet whatever, we NEVER ever ever suffer “writer’s block”. No. It does not exist. There is no such thing as “writer’s block”, if you think there is then it is because you are not a writer. I have 1,000,000 ideas about Read more about Top 1000 Unwritten Blog Posts: I’ll Never Get These All Written And There Is NO Such Thing As Writer’s Block[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Love Remains The Drug That’s The High, Not The Pill

“The more I get of you, the stranger it feels the air” – Seal. On the five year mark of the meeting in a Bucharest hostel kitchen, I just couldn’t help but get overtly sentimental, nostalgic and I plunged into a week of unusual dreams, unforeseen joys, draining pain, feelings of love and emotional ups Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Love Remains The Drug That’s The High, Not The Pill[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Can’t The Clocks Go Back 5 Years Tonight?

“I try to hang on to myself. I don’t believe in no-one else. And I’m shaking like a leaf, As I fall into the street” – Noel Gallagher. Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Can’t The Clocks Go Back 5 Years? ‘You’ll never change what’s been and gone’- Noel Gallagher. Around 2013, Sundays became a place for me Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Can’t The Clocks Go Back 5 Years Tonight?[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Is It Because I Lied When I Was Seventeen?

“Sunny days, oh where have you gone? I get the strangest feeling you belong” – Fran Healy. I couldn’t quite believe it this week when somehow through my Facebook or Twitter feeds, I came across a 20 year old song by Scottish band Travis. The song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me? was released Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Is It Because I Lied When I Was Seventeen?[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Why Travelling the World Leaves You Nowhere

Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Travelling the World Leaves You Nowhere

“Saw a vagabond king wear a xylophone crown. Wondered if I might end up the same” – Jon Bon Jovi. * and yes I know it’s styrofoam, but I prefer xylophone. Don’t dress it up as a dream life and don’t fake the usual excrement that “travel is the best thing ever like mate yeah Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Travelling the World Leaves You Nowhere[…]

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