Category Archives: Navel-gazing

Inventory

Read no further if you are uninterested in the internal ramblings of a middle-aged man… I am in a pre-birthday semi-navel gazing space. I hit 50 in three weeks. I don’t even want to review the things I said I’d … Continue reading

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On Autistic Teenage Girls

I have been watching the whole Greta Thunberg / Climate Change thing with mild horror. The Globalists have found in her an apparently unassailable spokesman for their agenda. Like a prophet in the wilderness, she spouts to the world all … Continue reading

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Lost in the Cosmos

One of the coolest books I have ever read is Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book by Walker Percy. Contrary to its title, it is a parody of a self-help book. It does, however, challenge one to go … Continue reading

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Statement of Intent (for my 50th year on this planet…)

I turned 49 a couple of weeks ago. In the lead-up to my birthday, I went through my normal, almost unconscious annual navel-gazing process which has varied little over the past few years. I moped a bit. I compared my … Continue reading

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Heaven

It’s not often that I am moved to nostalgia by Euro-disco plinky-plinky music. It’s not as if it all doesn’t sound the same. Rather anodyne melodies following a tried and tested formula to get people to dance and invoke euphoria … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Playlist – A love letter to my Wife on My Birthday

(This is a rather long post, so feel free to skip down to the playlist, if you can’t wait.) It is my birthday today. I am now 43 years old. I usually go through a pensive stage of navel-gazing ahead … Continue reading

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Karma vs. Grace

Thus begins the navel-gazing season. It is an annual ritual for me, it seems. In the weeks leading up to my birthday, I begin to review my life and where I am, where I’ve been, where I could have been, … Continue reading

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