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A Reverse-Retrospective: Places that I’m looking forward to visiting in 2021

With all the closures and travel restrictions in place during last year, there are so many places that I wanted to visit, but wasn’t able to. So rather than a look back at last year (with so much trauma and negativity), I’m going to look forward (and positively) to where I’ll be able to go this year as lockdown eases, and travel becomes possible again. There are so many places in Europe and across the world that I want to go, but I’m going to limit myself to the Netherlands at the moment, places just a few hours drive or train journey from where I live. Continue reading

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An Attempt at Poetry

It’s been nearly two months since my last post, two months trying to pull myself out from the state that I’d got myself into. 2020 isn’t a forgiving year, and I’m hurting myself and others with the darkness that I’ve … Continue reading

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Fear and Self-Loathing in Amsterdam

  I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I … Continue reading

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Citizen of Nowhere

Tonight at midnight (local time) I become a “citizen of nowhere”.

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A Year in Retrospect

At New Year, many people write a retrospective of the old year, and about their hopes and dreams for the new. The roots for my own changes over the last year really lie earlier: 2017 was the year when a … Continue reading

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