Monthly Archives: October 2010

50,000 words in 30 days – the joys of doing NaNoWriMo

It’s almost that time of year again – National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, or NaNo for even shorter. If you’re unfamiliar with NaNo – starting from midnight on 1 November and finishing at 11:59pm on 30 November, … Continue reading

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ZAMM then and now

Earlier this year, I began reading Robert M. Pirsig’s classic 1974 book Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAMM) – but as of this writing, I’m still only halfway through and I haven’t picked it up for months. Why? … Continue reading

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Subway jammin’

You may already be familiar with the above – but if not, here’s the story in brief. Recently, the Brooklyn-based buzz band Atomic Tom suffered the theft of all their musical instruments. Despite that shitty setback, however, they’ve been highly … Continue reading

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Confidence and first-aid recertification

Hundreds of years ago back in late 1997, my then employer invited staff to gain first-aid certification with St John Ambulance Australia. I decided to give it a go – partly to gain some useful knowledge, and partly because I … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of model-railroading

I can’t remember what started it all, but during 1999-2000 I became very interested in model-railroading. I didn’t get around to doing any modeling myself, and for various reasons I went on the other things, but for a few months … Continue reading

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Maintain course!

It’s funny indeed how life sometimes follows art, and blogposts. The day after my previous post, I was walking down my local main-street when, for the first time in ages, I saw a local nemesis coming my way. I don’t … Continue reading

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Confidence and the way I walk

During the past few years as I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about living with depression, my overall thinking has changed and I’ve come to understand many important concepts. One of those concepts is confidence, something I had completely misunderstood … Continue reading

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“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”

Ever since my 6-year-old self was completely wowed by Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope way back in late 1977, I have loved movies and going to the cinema. For me, one of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures is … Continue reading

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