Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Writer’s Wednesday: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

I normally enjoy reading classics – they are usually classics for a reason. Lately however, I have been disappointed. Les Miserables was long-winded and old-fashioned – but at least it had a beautiful story. Last week I read On the Road by Jack Kerouac and it was such a disappointment. I had great expectations for it! Supposedly …

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Link Love (26/02/2013)

Thought-provoking Polyamory: slicin’ and dicin’? – Consider the Tea Cosy Excellent advice: #450: How to tighten up your game at work when you’re depressed – Captain Awkward “So ever so slowly, I’ve built myself a toolbox full of tricks to keep myself going, regardless of how I feel or what my jerkbrain is yammering on …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Born to Win by Dr. Kevin Leman

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance by Dr. Kevin Leman (author of The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are), originally released under the title The Firstborn Advantage: Making Your Birth Order Work for You is a brilliant book about the pros and cons of being a firstborn. I …

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Link Love (19/02/2013)

Thought-provoking “Seriously, I’m really getting tired of people griping about how their FREEDOM OF SPEECH is being violated because people don’t like what they’re saying and say as much. Look, you are perfectly free to call a gay person a pervert. Really! But that does not mean I can’t call you out for that, or …

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On “Jokes” and Domestic Violence

So, the other day on Twitter I came across  the following: Then Scarlett Johansson. RT @kkalthani: I really hope Chris Brown dates Serena Williams. — Çelebe ✨ (@Sa_WAITFORIT_ra) February 17, 2013 If there is something I don’t get, it is people who joke about domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence. So it led …

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On Writing and Limitations

It has been a long time since I’ve written a proper post that wasn’t a Link Love or  a book review. It’s not that I haven’t got anything to say, I have plenty of my mind, but I have such little time. And yes, I am well aware that you “have time for what you …

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Twitterature – Book Roundup in Short Form

So, like last month I am doing a book roundup Modern Mrs Darcy style – in Twitter format. Over the past month I’ve read the following books: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti: Important story about the #Palestine conflict, but ultimately unsatisfying with flat characters and reads like a list of events. Voyager (Outlander) by Diana …

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Link Love (12/02/2013)

Thought-provoking “That might all seem like a lot to learn at once. That’s OK. We’re going to learn it simply and easily. Here’s how: Do the easiest possible habit when you first start. If you’re not good at habits yet (and if you’re reading this guide, you probably aren’t), then start with the most basic …

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Link Love (09/02/2013)

Thought-provoking “You don’t congratulate yourself for the outcome because it’s not in your direct control like process is. Kids in school are rewarded for grades more than effort, so they often cheat or blow through homework and get the answers right without really understanding the underlying principles. If you focus on losing weight and not …

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Link Love (07/02/2013)

Thought-provoking “Learning to be comfortable with discomfort. If you learn this skill, you can master pretty much anything. You can beat procrastination, start exercising, make your diet healthier, learn a new language, make it through challenges and physically grueling events, explore new things, speak on a stage, let go of all that you know, and …

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