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Walking the tightrope (Part II) – Stand

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As stated previously… this week has not been one of my best.

Despite all intentions to show sympathy and support, I let down a valued and trusted friend. It leaves me ready to bend over backwards to do whatever I can to make their life that little bit easier.

On the flip side, another friend, one who I share a briefer but more intimate history with, has decided for the second time that we are not meant to be friends… and this time, I couldn’t agree more.

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Walking the tightrope (Part I) – If it be your will.

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I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve never been the best at interpersonal relationships. Be they friendships, family or the more emotional ‘significant other’ kind.

It seems like I’m forever walking the fine line of saying one wrong thing, placing a foot wrong, and alienating myself from people.

And this week has seen me hit a trifecta.

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Voices in the distance…

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It’s not that often that I am at a loss for words…. just read any of the posts on this blog and you’ll see… the written word and I are decent acquaintances.

But as the saying goes, we want quality, not quantity. Read the rest of this entry »

To whom the rules do not apply

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Even to the casual reader of this blog, it’s plainly apparent that relationships of various kinds are a topic that I spend a not-inconsiderable time thinking about.

In my more cynical moments, part of me wonders if men and women are really meant to last in any meaningful relationship. But then I look at a few examples, and realise there is hope on the horizon…

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Can We vs Should We?

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One of the recurring themes in western literature is that of the creation rebelling against the creator.

Probably the most famous of these would be Mary Shelleys ‘Frankenstein’, but it is by no means alone… and nor was it the first. And it got me to thinking about where this all started.

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6 months later.

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OK, so technically, it’s not quite six months since I wrote and posted something here… but calling this post “Almost six months later” just didn’t gel for me.

So, why the extended absence? Read the rest of this entry »

Be careful where you leave your footprints.

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I’m forever astounded by how easy it is to trace people nowadays.

Sure, the internet has made much of modern life incredibly convenient, with information aplenty literally at fingertips. The potential for this is enormous, for uses both good and ill.

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