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Learning to Sail: An Essay on Creativity.

Whenever I go for a cigarette in my garden I never go all the way outside. I linger on the step that bridges the house and the garden and leave the back door ajar. Sometimes this is because it is dark and my bare feet shy away from the cold concrete slabs we have in […]

Remembering Rebecca

“As it was in the beginning, is now and will ever be, world without end.”   My friend died today. That’s not strictly true. But time feels strange at times like these, and so I’m not entirely sure that it isn’t true. She was hit by a car going well within the speed limit on […]

Surviving All-Nighters, Uni 101

You know that feeling when you’re in the eye of the storm that is a full-on meltdown, when your cheeks have become raw from clawing at your own face while moaning incoherently? Only a playlist entitled ‘True Despair’ will be able to reach you where you lie, shaking, at the bottom of the emotional equivalent of a k-hole.

The Act of Saying I

“In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind” – Joan Didion I decided that I would introduce myself by telling you about this book that just dropped through my letter box. Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin. Its a book […]