On Life

I am, at my core, a scattered person. Without self-imposed structure, I would get nothing done at all. It’s why I have so many planners and notebooks, why I write everything down, keep track of how I spend my time, and download dozens of productivity apps when I feel like I’m getting nowhere. I tape […]

I was listening to Leonard Cohen, as you do. Closing Time. I feel like lot of Cohen’s oeuvre has an element of desperation, of time slipping through one’s fingers. There’s a line in that song, “I lift my glass to the awful truth, which you can’t reveal to the ears of youth”. You know what […]

Shooting for that happy medium

It’s been a strange month. I’ve had essays and tests at uni, and blogging has been put on the back burner. Now the essays are handed in, the tests are behind me and I feel like I can put everything back together again. You take a week or two off exercising and writing to get […]

What the fuck happened? I turn around for ten minutes and an entire month disappears. I feel like I only just got through the mid-semester break and now the semester’s almost over. It’s June tomorrow. Halfway through the year, almost. And I haven’t accomplished any of my goals! “Submit to 4 magazines a month”? What […]

B is for Battle, and Byron, and Beautiful. She walks in Beauty like the night. It’s for Bright, Broken, and Bedlam. B is for Blackboards, faint squeak of chalk, teachers dusting off their hands, the tap tap tap as someone writes up words or numbers. A very satisfying sound, that. I never wanted to be […]

Currently - April 2017 Edition

I always feel weird doing a Currently when I haven’t been posting much in a month, but they’re good ways to vent, and I’ve had a tough week.   Loving I’m playing through ME3 again and goddamnit this game was a fucking masterpiece. Yeah, yeah, there was always the drama about the ending, but that […]

Hey guys! It’s been a month. Uni started up again, and I think it’s doing well so far. One assignment handed in, and waiting for the grade on that is gnawing on my nerves. Still, I’m more on top of things than I usually am. I’m even getting most of my readings done! (I know, […]

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It was hot, and it was bright, and I don’t do well with either of those things. I was striving for mindfulness, for a calm centre in a hot, bright pandemonium. Half the city seems to be a building site at the moment. Fenced-off rubble, cranes, machines, scaffolding up half the buildings on Queen Street. […]

I’m liking these. I like “regular” things, and I like that these mean I can show a snapshot of my life once in a while without it being too much or veering too far from the basic purpose of this blog, i.e., my author space and a place where I talk about writing.   Loving […]

Does anyone know what the hell is going on? I think we’re all bumbling our way through. Everyone. Even the ones who think they have their shit together are desperately trying to keep up appearances lest they be Found Out and the other investment bankers will stop inviting them to their coke parties. At some […]