Category Archives: Confidence

OFFS! (Part 2)

Part 1 Saturday evening was just beginning, so the pub downstairs was already quite lively. Fortunately, there were several counters, and the one where I’d checked in yesterday wasn’t very busy. One of the two staff there was a young … Continue reading

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OFFS! (Part 1)

Ever since mid-2007 when I began my recovery, it’s always inspiring and rewarding to learn and apply another lesson about living that enables my life to keep getting better. But sometimes for whatever reason, intentionally or unintentionally, you forget what … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and me (Part 2)

Part 1 So in late August 2007, as advised by my psychiatrist, I began taking one Prozac capsule a day. Four weeks went by, the time in which my body should have adjusted to my new medication. At the end … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Ghost: Part 3

Previous installments in this series: Introduction Part 1 Part 2 As well, it is recommended to read Part 3 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men Who Go Ghost’, which inspired this series * Early in Part Three of ‘Men Who Go … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Ghost: Part 2

Previous installments in this series: Introduction Part 1 As well, it is recommended to read Part 2 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men Who Go Ghost’, which inspired this series * I particularly enjoyed Part 2 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men … Continue reading

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Life – what I think it’s good for

Recently at his blog, OneSTDV posed the following questions in his latest Saturday Audience Participation post Life: What Is It Good For? Is “success” even worth it? What kind of life do you aspire to – an easy one or … Continue reading

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One does not simply walk into the Piccadilly Motor Inn (Part Two)

Part One I have a lot of fondness for Wollongong, but as I came in from the west I was dismayed. Starting in the late 1980s, but especially since the major Australian recession of the early 1990s, Wollongong has suffered. … Continue reading

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I don’t feel like dancing

Last weekend, I did something that I hadn’t done since 10 June 2003. I went to a wedding reception. As well as being an event I don’t often experience, this latest case of a friend tying the knot had special … Continue reading

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One does not simply walk into Ku-ring-gai

Last weekend, I did something that I hadn’t done in a very long time, at least since my teens 20-odd years ago. I went on a picnic. For most of my life, I haven’t been much of an outdoors person … 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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