Category Archives: Thoughts

Communication is Key

I have a number of people with whom I am very close. There are a lot of things which are important to keeping friendships alive over a long period – kindness and empathy being two of the biggest – but … Continue reading

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The Value of Online Chats

Before I start this blog post, I would like to write a bit of a disclaimer: I find online chat systems very useful. I use several of them and I use them regularly. They’re a great facilitator for social interactions … Continue reading

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Shared Knowledge

Something which has been coming up a lot at my work lately is the subject of shared knowledge. Of course, I subscribe to the age old expression “sharing is caring” and I absolutely apply that to knowledge and information too. … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows the Full Story

I had an interesting thought earlier today: I don’t really know anyone who knows everything about me. I suppose it’s possible that this is true of a lot of people, because many of us have secrets, but I feel I … Continue reading

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Increasing Age and Appreciation

The older I get, the more I find that I appreciate almost everything. I remember in the past, there were a fair few foods which I strongly disliked and would always avoid eating. These days, other than my vegetarianism, I … Continue reading

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What Do You Do?

When you meet new people, the question that they tend to ask most commonly is “so what do you do?” and in the majority of cases, they are referring to employment. In a way, I think it’s quite sad that … Continue reading

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Negativity in Fandoms

I’m a fan of quite a few things and involved in the associated online communities with a couple as well. There’s an unfortunate pattern I always seem to see in these groups though and that’s an excessively negative attitude towards … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2018

I’m writing this within the first few hours of 2019 and as I look back on the year behind, I am pleased to see that I am in a better place than I was at this point last year. With … Continue reading

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Comparative Appreciation

There’s a pattern I’ve noticed among many fandoms (especially with video games) which is honestly quite strange to me. It goes like this: people like one thing, so they are then so loyal to it that they will never try … Continue reading

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Do Books Age Better Than Films?

I’m a fan of old books – I’m sure the fact that I’ve got a comprehensive collection of book reviews on this site (many of which are over a hundred years old) can attest to that. I’m also a fan … Continue reading

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