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Where I dump a fraction of the random thoughts that pop up in my bald little head

Write. Bleed. And don’t mind the crowd

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed That’s what Ernest Hemingway said. But I suppose that he said it at a point where his bleeding had started to give him life.... Continue Reading →

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A Happy Sisyphus

Happiness is only real when shared. __ Into the Wild ‘One must imagine Sisyphus happy’ must be one of the most popular Camus lines, originating from his essay The Myth of Sisyphus. As hard it is to imagine joy when... Continue Reading →

Cake cutting at a car crash

Six tires. Two of them not resting on the ground. The others leaving dark, burned rubber marks on the asphalt that screamed ‘too late’. A malfunctioning signal blinking an oblivious green. In less than an hour, ants had begun engulfing... Continue Reading →

Book Review – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

The Roman civilization spanned more than a millennium - from 753 BC to 476 AD, when the Western Roman Empire fell. And even after that, the Eastern Roman Empire continued with Constantinople as its capital until 1453 AD. This meant... Continue Reading →

Soul

He couldn't remember how he had ended up here. He could but he couldn't. Lying in darkness in what he believed was his home, heart thudding, sweat pooling under his neck, holding his breath, he tried shutting his eyes hard... Continue Reading →

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 4 – An outpouring of reflections on the journey at the end of The Crippled God (#10)

you for putting a cherry on the cake in the form of all that the final two chapters of The Crippled God gave. Thank you for opening this segment of your imagination and laying it out there for us to experience it.

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 3 – Books Overview 2

I was definitely not the same person before and after I read this book and in a great way. Can't ask for more from a book

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 2 – Books Overview 1

So this is the second post of the Malazan Book of the Fallen "grand" review where I’m essentially gushing about a series that defined so much of 2021 for me, and has definitely changed my life, and expanded my thoughts... Continue Reading →

Malazan Book of the Fallen “Grand Review” Part 1 – Series Overview

One of the most happiness inducing highlights was the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, which had been on my To Be Read list for a couple of years, and that I finally picked up halfway through this one. It’s been on my mind to write a “Grand Review” of the series once I finish it (hopefully in a month or two).

In the comfort of Jigsaw puzzles

Last weekend, on a whim I ordered a 250 piece jigsaw puzzle of the Solar System. It was challenging but engaging and I finished it over a day and a half. I then ordered a 1,000 piece puzzle of a... Continue Reading →

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