A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: October 5-18

Talk about a late blog post. I apologise for breaking my self-imposed schedule of profound looks back at weeks but the week between October 5 and 11 was excessively eventful, which left me drained by Sunday when I usually write this post. So you get two weeks in the space of one, whether you like it or not. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Weeks: October 5-18

The 37th Invention of the Wheel

I’ve been inventing the wheel for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I invent it once a week, other times are slower and I only invent the wheel once a year. Continue reading The 37th Invention of the Wheel

A Profound Look Back at the Week: Sept 28 – Oct 4

It’s been an eventful week and I regret to say that even its last day has served me a nasty surprise. What’s with this block editor WordPress has been pushing on people?

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How To Make Your Life Difficult in 5 Easy Steps

Hello and welcome to today’s session in Life Advice, at which we will quickly explore the five steps you need to take to make your life that little bit more difficult to give it some extra spice because we live in a problem-free world and anyone can use some extra spice, right? Right! Each and every one of these steps is supereasy, so making your life difficult is not just simple — it’s fun! Continue reading How To Make Your Life Difficult in 5 Easy Steps

The Slav Work-Write Irony

Note: Slav after me, not after the ethnic group. Some tricky name I have, courtesy of my hilariously non-Slavic husband.

You know the joke that if you want a job done you should give it to the busiest person in the office? Well, I’ve formulated an alternative: if you want to finish a writing project, saddle yourself with as much work as you can. Continue reading The Slav Work-Write Irony

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

It’s been another week of scary statistics, another round of  Who Will Guess Where The Economy is Going, and an almost unique experience for our household: temporary separation. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

Hello Voice, Are You There?

Those of the writing breed who have ever dared the Path of the Query have seen that every publisher worth their salt — and even those not worth any — wants what they usually call a unique voice. Now, the dominant school of thought these days teaches us that each and every one of us is born unique and this is probably true in some ways. In others, however, we need to work to develop that uniqueness and this is especially true when it comes to the author’s voice. Continue reading Hello Voice, Are You There?

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6

Tis Ber season and nothing can ruin my mood. Nothing at all. Well, except a few things. But no, not really. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6

Downtime

I’ve always been a staunch opponent to metaphors comparing people to machines. It could be because of my not exactly positive opinion of the behavioural school of psychology (the original one) but anyone telling me they’re going to X place in nature to “recharge their batteries” is asking for it. And yet I must admit there is something we share with machines. The need for downtime. Continue reading Downtime

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 10-16

Autumn is coming. I repeat, autumn is coming. Sorry, summer lovers, it’s going to be over soon. But autumn’s pretty, so don’t be too sad. And then, of course, think that winter is coming. It’s always coming, right? There. (Okay, that could be construed as cruelty to a certain fandom so I’m sorry.) Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 10-16