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    On living alone

    When I think of the most important things I’ve done to take care of myself, investing a big chunk of my monthly salary in my own apartment is perhaps the most important. I’ve lived…

    May 15, 2017
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    It’s the little things

    An incomplete list of things that make me feel good. Being awake before the world starts to stir. Seeing birds chirping away in their own bird universe. When you’re swimming and feel weightless. When…

    May 8, 2017
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    How I read

    I love to read. I read a lot. I have my reading system and my reading lists and a list of my monthly faves in my newsletter. I use Goodreads for tracking the books…

    March 13, 2017
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    On coming home

    The moment the airplane tyres jerkily touch down at Dublin airport, my heart does a little leap. I’m home.…

    March 6, 2017
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    In praise of the staycation

    The staycation. Defined by Urban Dictionary as: A vacation that is spent at one’s home enjoying all that home and one’s home environs have to offer.…

    February 13, 2017
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    Women are mammals (part 1)

    So, it’s smear test time again. I got a letter through the post about it last week. And shuddered. The last time I went, I was home from New York for a week. I…

    February 6, 2017
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    In the bleak midwinter

    I know I said that I was taking December off for rest and recuperation (actually: to catch up and write stuff for the new year) but there was something I wanted to say.…

    December 22, 2016
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    Trump

    Soon after Hillary conceded, I left my apartment and took my usual walk to work. I was dazed that the world was still there. I fell into a fog of internet clicking, endlessly refreshing…

    November 14, 2016