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Developing Your Eye II: Nature Bits

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye II. The photo prompt for today is asking for a picture of nature. The extra task is to focus on strong leading lines. Nature photos are boring, so I took a snap of a bit of nature in the civilisation: my new heather plants. I tried to do

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What I Hated the Least Today 221/365: This Be the Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. —Philip Larkin, “This Be the Verse” I blame my parents for everything bad that happens to me (when I currently don’t blame myself, which

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What I Hated the Least Today 194/365: Minimax

Minimax is a time-saving (and ultimately life-saving) strategy in which you achieve maximum effect with minimum effort. I utilise this strategy the other way round. I often find myself undertaking maximum effort and achieving minimum effect. Such as today, when I spent a few hours copywriting an obscure article for an even more obscure online

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What I Hated the Least Today 167/365: Don’t Worry, I’m Not Gay

I went to replenish my smokes supply at a petrol station. This might not be the most logical place to buy cigarettes at, but it’s conveniently located, carries my brand and, unlike my nearest tobacco shop, employs staff that doesn’t let on how annoying it is that a customer has come to disturb them. Hardly

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What I Hated the Least Today 135/365: Pain Management

The tulips are too red in the first place, they hurt me. Even through the gift paper I could hear them breathe Lightly, through their white swaddlings, like an awful baby. Their redness talks to my wound, it corresponds. —Sylvia Plath, “Tulips” I’ve been suffering from a new kind of pain the last ten days.

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