Stories are Monsters. Part 3 (of 3).

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This is Part 3 about haunting stories. Links to the beginning: Part 1, Part 2.

Part 3.  The family story

On a Sunday morning, I call Mom on Skype.  She is babysitting nephew.  Several days prior, I called for Mom’s birthday, from work, Skype on my cell; the connection was bad, and then it broke and I went back to work.

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Love Letter to the Work Commute, in Pictures

Taking a bike to work turns most of the commute into a  pleasant holiday (and, secondarily, a justification to renounce the gym)

Not to be taken for granted.

Stories are Monsters. Part 2 (of 3), with Side Notes

This is Part 2 of a series about the monstrous stories we live with.  Link to Part 1 is here.

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Before I proceed, a side note: as I wrote this Monsters series, I came across this somewhat related post on learned helplessness by another blogger. It’s more scientific than my ramblings here, not like there is a competition 🙂 .  And now…

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Stories are Monsters. Part 1 (of 3)

This is Part 1 of a series about the stories we tell ourselves.  Except, the phrase “we tell ourselves” understates their monstrosity.  As if we can just choose to tell them.  As if we can choose to not tell them, just like that.  As if we can always see them for what they are – or ever. A cannon detail, the Tower of London Continue reading “Stories are Monsters. Part 1 (of 3)”

Trigger Warning, a Book Review of Sorts, with References to Other Collections

Neil Gaiman’s collection “Trigger Warning” came out on February 3, 2015.  Like “Fragile Things” 5 years prior, “Trigger Warning” is a medley of short pieces.  Some of them are just a few pages long, others are longer.  Some are poems.  Some are fairy tales.  One is a witness’ testimony during a police interview. Continue reading “Trigger Warning, a Book Review of Sorts, with References to Other Collections”