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Why writing is like running

Posted on November 29th, 2014 @ 01:50 in life & me

Speak for yourself, you may say at this point. Okay, I am! This is how writing has been like running for me, or more specifically, how NaNoWriMo has been like Couch25K.  More »

 
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Paris quickie

Posted on November 8th, 2014 @ 13:06 in Travel

Just realised I never wrote a travelog for my most recent Paris trip. This is unacceptable. The records must be complete!!!! More »

 
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Once an addict… ?

Posted on October 1st, 2014 @ 22:02 in me about me

So here’s an interesting article: Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It: Why Is This Widely Denied? The author, Maia Szalavitz, is “one of the [America's] leading neuroscience and addiction journalists” (and also a respected Mefite). More »

 
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Blighters in Brighton

Posted on September 30th, 2014 @ 19:45 in randomness

Okay. Here’s a piece – a few pieces actually – I wrote for Geo-Writing, which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival. It’s a great idea – you get a prompt based on your location (most are in Brighton, but there are world-wide ones too), then write up to 300 words around it. I ended up grabbing a bunch of prompts, going west to east from West Street to the hospital, and writing a continuous story with them. Some prompts worked better than others, but I managed to get them all in. More »

 
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Flipping the switch, or: On Beauty

Posted on September 8th, 2014 @ 19:55 in life & me

So I had an interesting experience today, an epiphany of sorts. I was on a run along Castle Hill, one of my favourite part of the Downs, and I was listening to the latest episode of This American Life, specifically Act 3 about a young woman’s rather unusual life plans. If you want to listen to the episode, I recommend you don’t read on just yet but get yourself somewhere pretty and natury. Or somewhere urban if you prefer. But don’t listen to it at home, sitting at your computer. Nor in a coffee shop. Go outside. Then come back and tell me about it! More »

 
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Rooooome in the sun!

Posted on July 28th, 2014 @ 23:45 in Travel

The Clarissa Travelogue continues… tho this will be a short one. You’ll find photos here, and special Cimitero del Verano set here. But do read on! More »

 
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Pariiiis in the sun

Posted on June 26th, 2014 @ 23:06 in Travel

So I don’t really have to log these here anymore as I log them in my journal app, but somehow the blag would be incomplete without them. Even as I try to declutter my real life, my hoarding instinct survives online. =)) More »

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