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Gearing up for withdrawal

The last time I went away for more than 48 hours sans laptop was in 2010. That was seven years ago. Seven years. Every holiday

Elephants and ice-cream

I’ve noticed that the meaner the world gets, the nicer I want to be. The crazier world politics becomes, the more simplicity I crave. And

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In trying to find a word to describe a friend of mine recently, I had occasion to Google the term ‘giving people’. And once I’d

Shutting up

I’ve been overdosing on West Wing, the old TV series starring Martin Sheen as President of America that ran from 1999 to 2006. The writing

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You don’t have to look very far on Facebook and other social media to see people’s reaction to the current cold front that is sweeping

My travel tree

Many, many moons ago, in an effort to cure myself of the habit of buying touristy tat when I travelled, I hit on the idea

A silver lining in a feathered cloud

Walking down Teréz körút today, I noticed that it was trying to snow. It was bitterly cold. I’d just gotten off the tram and was

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I’m gullible. I can be easily persuaded and often times find myself committing to stuff I really don’t want to do. Take last week, for

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Sometimes, life gets a little overwhelming. Twenty-four-hour days aren’t nearly long enough to do everything that needs to get done. And when my to-do list

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It’s hard to go back, they say. Things never quite live up to how you remember them. If they were great, they’ll be not so

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