One of my friends alerted me to the fact that one of my former teachers had passed away early yesterday evening. I knew she had been battling cancer, though I didn’t know much more than that, and I knew that we had been planning to catch up for ages – plans that seemed to always […]

Caution: this post contains thoughts and words on suicide and depression. Please read with care, and if you do need to talk to a professional, contact the appropriate mental health service in your country. If I know you personally, please do not hesitate to give me a nudge if you need to talk. Interning for […]

In my majestic quest for additional means of procrastination, I stumbled across a show called Scorpion. I’d seen ads for it before, but never had the time to sit down and watch an episode. As luck would have it, I was up late one night and it was the only showing that wasn’t news, psychics […]

As a species, we seem to love proclaiming international days for particular things, or events – whether it is for pancakes, peace, friendship, or to combat desertification and drought. Most of these pass us by without a second thought (unless you really, really like pancakes), but there are some that I think deserve more recognition […]

I write this while keeping an eye on my cat, because I think she’s scared by all the popping noises that are happening outside. Or maybe she’s just annoyed that I told her to get off the keyboard so I could log in and play computer games. In any case, I’m spending tonight in relative […]

There are many things of which I am scared, and at the top of the list is a broad category labelled “everything I haven’t done before”. This includes stupid things, like applying to take annual leave, and more serious ones, like trying to figure out if/how a long term relationship will work. The next couple […]

I’ve always been a creature of habit. Logic works, it’s good. It allows me to plan, to block out times in my head for work, study, and play. I am a big fan of order. But life doesn’t work that way. It throws you around, and somehow you have to adapt. To find something new, […]