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On the over-complication of things

On the over-complication of things

I’ve had quite the day.  You know, the kind of day where you find yourself staring blankly at the person across from you with those "are you fucking kidding me?" eyes. Things were so ridiculous today, from dealing with university bureaucracy to dealing with overly...

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25 things I don’t understand about grown-ups.

25 things I don’t understand about grown-ups.

Why do they always sit at the kitchen table when they have friends over for coffee?Why do they feel like wearing a suit and tie makes them more smart?Why do they think using big words makes them sound smarter?  Why do they care so much if someone leaves work early...

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For the love of a microscope

For the love of a microscope

I bought a microscope a few weeks ago.  It has changed my world. I’ve been trying to write an article on this topic for a few nights now, but I’m struggling with it.  The truth is, I’m having a hard time describing in words what this experience has been...

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Awareness is a bitch

Awareness is a bitch

If you do not set your own priorities in life, other people will set them for you.  That’s probably the biggest life lesson I’ve learned in the past year. Whether those priorities are determined by work, by family, by friends or by social pressure to conform to...

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The reality of the working world

The reality of the working world

The reality of the working world is that no one wants to talk about the reality of the working world.  This is my conclusion after twenty or so years in the white collar (and sometimes tshirt and ripped jeans) world of IT work.  It doesn’t matter how hip...

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I want to write about science

I want to write about science

My interests have always worked in phases.  Some have lasted longer than others, but on average, I take up one or two new interests per year and they usually last between six months to several years.  I’ve not really been able to sustain one single interest...

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A new year

A new year

In January 2019, I took a month off from social media. Still trying to find my place in this new digital landscape, I decided to just explore "real life" instead. And it was refreshing. I read books again. I painted. I went outside more. I slept better. My mood...

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You, and you, and you.

You, and you, and you.

I underwent a couple of medical tests today. I had to fast. I was done at 3pm and I was famished. So, I went next door to Denny's. I think I'd been there once before. But if felt like the first time. I thought it was a fast-food joint, where I'd order at the counter....

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Enough

Enough

There was a time when I had a popular blog.  I'd write opinion pieces on popular subjects, frequently about injustice.  I gave away books.  I'm bringing back the latter, but I'm not bringing back the former.  See, I had started getting invitations to...

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