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July 3, 2019

I'm having an introvert-in-the-office day. Too many people. Too much talk. Too much interaction. Too many vibes. Auras flying around me like I'm in a blender with a spirits smoothie (not the 80 proof kind). My lines of defence are proving useless. I'm avoiding eye cont...

April 14, 2019

If you’ve never had a religious experience, don’t listen to Lou Reed’s Take a Walk on the Wild Side for ten years, then listen to it.

April 13, 2019

Even my writing group didn’t seem to understand the extraordinary pain the last year has caused me. They are the closest beings to me in all matters concerning the written word and so this troubling situation only highlighted for me the fact that in writing, to some de...

October 18, 2017

One important thing I've learned while living in England is the importance of a personal anchor. This anchor is something in yourself, something that defines you, something you would not be you without. When going through tough times, your anchor is one of your best de...

January 28, 2017

I've worked in mental health and volunteered in prisons and alcohol treatment. Here's the one difference I see in human beings in terms of their success in life. Either they know they were loved, or they don't know they were loved. Your circumstances don't matter anywh...

October 21, 2016

Success is random. It didn't used to be. Time was when a college degree meant a good paying job. A start with a big company meant a healthy retirement. The reason we're being flooded with memes and speeches and adverts on the importance of failure is because corporatio...

September 8, 2016



11 Books to cure your 80s nostalgia
 

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August 18, 2016

For anyone who might be struggling with the motivation to pursue what sometimes seems a distant, or even impossible dream, I'm sharing this video. Today I needed to hear someone say, "I don't just stand up and say 'Don't ever give up', I DIDN'T GIVE UP." - Diana Nyad

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July 5, 2016

My maternal grandmother once (rather famously in my family) said to her children "If you ever murdered someone, I would hold your hand all the way to the electric chair." Sounds harsh, but the reason that statement has never been forgotten is that with it, she was unde...

June 10, 2016

Hey all,

I'm launching a YouTube channel to talk about the writing life. I've added the videos to this site on a brand new page, so please take a click over to the left and have a gander. Or, come and visit me at C.E. Medford to watch my WriterWronger series, providin...

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