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July 2022

Overhead lines

Today was a hot day. I think the hottest on record for these here British Isles. And I chose to ride on the Metro – the notoriously outdated, incompetent, delay-ridden public transport service that had just yesterday melted. I could have opted to stay at home. I could have opted to take the car. But… Read More »Overhead lines

If I can just explain

The truth is I would use your approval as a proxy for the approval I’m withholding from myself. If you say it’s okay, I can rest easy, ignoring the voice in my own head that says it’s not. It’s easier to win the outside world’s favour than my own – its standards are always lower.… Read More »If I can just explain

Let me explain

I have an unhealthy desire to be understood. Somewhere deep inside, I believe my life depends on everyone else giving me permission to have the perspective I have, to make the choices I make, to live the life I live. And I also believe, every time that permission may be denied, that if I can… Read More »Let me explain