The title is truer than you’d think
The title is truer than you’d think
Amidst all this political chaos, I wonder what the UK ever really stood for in the first place
A love letter to Graphic Novels, and why I think they can solve some of your Christmas gift problems.
On Saturday, January 13th 2018, at around 8:07am, almost all residents and tourists in Hawaii received the following message on their phones:
“BALLISTIC MISSLE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL”
A short op-ed about my first longform Improv show
Who ya gonna call? No one, ‘cus you’ve been ghosted.
By focusing on training - having a goal oriented approach to what I want my body to do - I’ve changed my relationship with exercise from being negative, full of activities I endured, to something I look forward to. This approach seems to work for others, and might work for you.
Developing habits and putting systems and routines in place has been a way I have avoided being miserable. This post is about that process.
My aim with this post is to offer you
a) A short case on why you should seriously consider radically prioritising sleep, if you're able to.
b) A mindset/mental approach that I've found has helped with prioritising sleep - because rationally accepting something should be made a priority, and actually doing it, are sadly two different things.
c) Sleep tips.
I was a strict vegetarian for about 13 months, then started relaxing a little and eating a bit of meat and fish on occasion. Here’s why.
Dreams of purpose, hero narratives, and a lot of cool nerds.
Contains a lot of really bad photos of me.
On Friday the 9th of March, I finished about a 5-6 month period of counselling sessions. I started them with the aims of tackling some anxiety and negative emotions I had experienced for a long time, and by the end (and at the time of writing) I felt profoundly happier, with many of my problems feeling, to a large extent, dealt with.
This is a piece about my experience of that process.
Tl;dr – No good reasons not to go veggie besides athletic health concerns. A veggie diet led to weight loss, no obvious change in body composition or energy levels. I saved some money. If you want to do it, make an environment conducive to the switch. Don’t be fundamentalist about it.
Thoughts on the act of keeping a diary, after I kept one for the year of 2017
I worked exactly one year and a day in a consultancy job in London, finishing recently.
Although it is true that I am imminently running back, screaming, into the arms of academia, I learned a few things during that time that I think are worth noting and passing on. These are those things.
Since getting a phone, when was the last time you went longer than a day without checking it?
How about accessing the internet?
If you can recall a day at all, I'd bet it was a long time ago. Furthermore, I'd bet that it's not a frequent occurrence
Right now, as you read this, he is probably drawing.
His desk is cluttered, covered with pages of sketches. Pots of ink are placed cautiously, with reverence to their capacity for creation and destruction, in the corners – with no risk of being accidentally knocked over.
The smell of smoke, ink bleach and paper fills the air. Cigarette butts lie in an ashtray to one side. A library of manga, paper, and apparatus surrounds him. It is accompanied by an army of colourful dynamic figurines that stand poised, as if ready to strike.
I was absolutely gutted on your part to read this. I know exactly how it feels. Excuse my french, but it's a total bitch.
As the year draws to a close, I decided it'd probably be about time to reminisce while editing the final part of this blog series. Below is the standard indulgent sentimental nonsense I generally put up here. I hope you enjoy!