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Question time. There is a place where my photography is seen more than anywhere else, but probably appreciated the least. Where do you think that is? Google Maps. My photos have been viewed 31,000 times and counting there. Thirty One Thousand times. I have a total of 42 pictures on…


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Fragility

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Hot and Cold. There are people that thrive in one condition, and tolerate the other condition. In my experience, few people enjoy both extremes. As for myself, I can bear being 'too hot', but find little to enjoy in being 'too cold'. Canada, at least around this end, is certainly…


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Europe and Home Final Part – Caythorpe and London

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Onwards.....and literally upwards.....at least if you see forward progress as North being up.... In what was an increasingly familiar routine, my belongings get repacked, and I am out for an early morning departure. This particular days' journey is probably the longest and most complex of the ones in my trip.…


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Europe and Home Part 5 – Portsmouth and Glastonbury

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The whirlwind tour of the UK continued with a super early morning drive to Eastbourne where my mom dropped me off for the first of many busses around the UK to see a few other friends before my time was up. We said our goodbyes, and it was a 4…


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Europe and Home Part 4 – Bexhill and Mom

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A relatively short flight on RyanAir brings me to the good old UK. Feeling pretty tired again with minimal sleep (up at 4 for a 6am flight), but all goes well.....well-ish anyway. There is a wait for my bus, so I settle in the airport cafe, and a little before…


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Europe and Home Part 3 - Pisa

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Back on the train! It's a short hop from Florence to Pisa. I asked two Italians before I left 'what's the best thing to do in Pisa' and their answers were exactly the same...'Get drunk'. It didn't exactly fill me with confidence to hear that, but I was only going…


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Europe and Home Part 2 - Florence

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Bundled on to a train with my stuff in the Italian summer heat, and I am on to my next destination, Florence. First, I am impressed by the trains and facilities in general, comfortable, regular, fast, and due to the size of the country, it feels like everywhere is connected.…


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Europe and Home - Part 1 - Venice

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So. Saturday night. Flying to Europe from Montreal. On the Plane. I get 3...count 'em....3 seats to myself....thanks to these lovely old ladies moving to a different section. (I didn't force them to move, honest...) And STILL I cannot sleep....my brain is working overtime. I am visualizing the complex plan…


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I should start here.

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It is May. 2017. I am 46. I am 14 days from a return to the UK. I haven't seen home in a number of years. On this whirlwind trip around the UK I will also see a few friends that I haven't seen for a long time. A couple of…


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Validation

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I just dipped my toes in to the new season of Black Mirror, the first episode, called 'Nosedive' deals with being digitally 'liked' to the 'n'th degree, in fact, your social standing, lifestyle, livelihood, day to day existence depending on it. It got me thinking. Do we have the ability to…


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Pain is a person.

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Let me begin by admitting something. I am a wimp.   I don't think I am being overly unkind to myself, I am just being realistic. I am not a manly man; the kind of arm-amputee-its-just-a-flesh-wound type of alpha male. My relationship with pain is a long one, to the…


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Hi, Mom.

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It's me. Your son. Your first born, your only born. Our lives have a curious kind of mirror. I realize I know so little about you before I was born. I left home when I was almost 16. I realize you know little about me since then. Mom. We don't…


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I am not Deadpool (and so am you)

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Featured Image - Chibi Deadpool by Teimari "The forties are the time when you begin to take notice of certain aches and pains. Your body and brain behave in inexplicable ways: Less hair on your head, more in your ears and nostrils. More memories in the bank, less synaptic firepower…


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Intimate Distance

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This title is something I struggled with for much longer than the inspiration for the blog itself. First...I want to say that anything contained here is from my own skewed, flawed, imperfect perspective. As it can only be. And it may be completely wrong. Second. To be frank...who cares. She…


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On Anger

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I would say it has been about two years since I lost my cool. Perhaps another 6 months-1 year before then for the time before.....perhaps another 3 years for the time before that. I would like to think I am a calm person...then again, I think we all would like…


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Sky Scared - My first drone flight.

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New experiences. Ooooh. So, my stabilizer friend, Sunny, was kind enough to pull a few strings on the other side of the world and get me a drone at cost price. It all happened in a rush. We were talking about it last week, it was shipped from China on…


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On Failure..

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When I go and see a movie, I will always have an opinion about it, but good or bad, I will always stay to watch the film. My general outlook is that you can learn as much from a bad movie as you can from a good one. Even if…


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Where we go, where we've been.

Blog Memory

There is a memory I replayed this morning, a clear moment in time. A humid city square next to an ancient wall, stormclouds gathering, between showers, the concrete slick and shiny. I was walking alongside her, drawn to her side, as was my habit. She was the flickering lightbulb in…


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Soon...

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Haiti - Day Six - The Bittersweet

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The sun rises on a final day in another world. The sound of church bells becomes a part of the morning routine now. Not to say that in six days everything becomes routine, because I just have to glance over the balcony and take a breath and listen to the…


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Haiti - Day Five - Crossing Over

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Today was an early start....wasn't every morning? We were up before sunrise again with the over enthusiastic church bells (did I mention they are recorded, not live? I felt sightly cheated about that bit...church bells from speakers from an on-off switch feels slightly like religion-lite). After breakfast...finally got a hold…


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Haiti - Day Four - Contrasts

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After the more emotionally turbulent day previously, we were up again at the crack of dawn...quite literally...I was shuffling around before sunrise, at 5.30, only to find that there was no electricity, water, or church, which was supposed to be the reason we all woke up early. I filmed the…


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Haiti - Day Three - Pride and Prejudice

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A day of thoughts for me. The timetable was relatively simple, Church in the morning, then a free day, a trip to the beach. I am staying on a church compound, a gated community, containing a couple of school buildings, a small walk-in clinic, a pharmacy, the pastor’s building, containing…


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Haiti - Day Two - Church and State

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Saturday morning comes early. Really, really early. As is life, it seems around here. Awake with the heat of the sun means awake at around 6-6.30, maybe earlier, evening sleep comes around 9pm. [fvplayer src="https://in-no-v8.com/webm/daytwo01.webm" width="600" height="240" autoplay="true" loop="true"] I had slept in fits and starts, but was rested enough…


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Day One - Welcome to Cap-Haïtien

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2.27 am – Saturday, January 17th. Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. 93 percent humidity, around 21 degrees. I don’t think I have ever flown for so short a distance, and yet come to a place so far away. I set out from Miami International Airport having only slept about 3 hrs the night…


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Week One

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It's the first week of 2015, or rather, the first week of 2015 has already passed us by. Just like that. One week from 52. A year sounds so short when it's broken down into smaller parts. Our human invention, time, dissects moments, stopwatches the world. The passing of time…


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Closer and Further Away

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On the first day of a new year I find myself watching a movie from a dead director. It began as a play, in 1999, one of the stage performers being Maggie Gylenhaal, playing Alice. The same playwright, Partick Marber, then went on to adapt the play to a screenplay, and…


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Remembering

Blog Memory

The picture shows a boy lying on a yellow foam matress in the back garden, basking in the sunlight. When people ask me what my first memory is, I detail this moment. The sun is blinding, I see the light behind my eyelids, I open it to a full, summer…


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Words: Worth

Blog Thoughts

Today's' episode is bought to you by the letter...well...all of them. "another thing, baldrick, belly, bird's nest, blackness, box unseen, breach, case, charged chambres, chaste treasure, circle, city, clack-dish, cliff, commodity, constable, corner..." I recently stumbled across a post on Reddit talking about how we hear our own voices differently than…


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On ego (and the losing of)

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What to do? You are a content creator. It's your job. (You, meaning me, in case you're confused.) You are paid to create. In the act of creation, you become attached to your creation. How can you not? You invest time and effort into making something, and in any context,…


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I am a mirror. I want to be a beacon.

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Here's how it goes. I work with clients to realize their own visions. I translate their thoughts and ideas to moving images. I strive to achieve the things they have in their head through the digital medium. In essence, I am a mirror. I attempt to reflect their ideas back…


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Dating. Missing

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I have a profound sense of loss and longing after a blind date. It's not to do with the blind date partner. I'm not entirely sure what it is. Online dating is a modern cure for the age-old symptom of loneliness.I think I stay single because I am afraid of…


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I am falling in love with my cellphone

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[gallery columns="5" ids="249,250,251,252,253,254,255"] Until a couple of years ago, I was never much of a smartphone guy. My fascination with cellphones, at least aesthetically, had begun sometime ago, back when I lived in China, I found them cheap and useful, and on my westerners salary, I could afford a relatively…


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Fat

Fat

Blog Fitness Recent

Disgusting image! Yeah! Woo! That is 1lb of fat. I lost a little over 4 of those in the last 7 days. Thats the equivalent of half a healthy baby....or 15-20 medium sized potatoes. The thing is...the human body can fluctuate up to 5lbs in any given day...water weight, time…


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Thought Thirty-Five: Walthamstow

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My mom was punched in the face. Did that statement make you pause the coffee cup half way to your mouth? Make your eyes flick from the youtube video to this particular collection of pixels? Well, I guess it should, but there's some adjustments to that statement you should know.…


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The Sky and the Ground are One

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A grey day. The kind of day where the concrete has more texture than the skies, but they meet in perfect tone and hue at the horizon. A run. I have yet to run for an extended period of time without breaks, which is a frustration, but it is early…


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Freeform

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Writing without an idea, at least for me, is a little dangerous. You never know where you're going to end up, how you got there, where you're going. Unchecked, uncensored thoughts jostle for attention, craving to be digitally immortalized, rendered in pixels for all to see. From the banal to…


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The Start

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[gallery columns="4" ids="211,212,213,214"] First 3 days of the diet and exersize. Urgh. Headaches during the first couple of days. Unavoidable. Body is switching from comfort food, crappy snacks, junk food, to something more natural. Or perhaps just another kind of artificial. Who knows these days... First bodyweight/sandbag/kettlebell workout yesterday for....well,…


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Let It Go

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And I sure did. The last year hasn't been particularly kind to me, in a number of ways, but in the case of this post, how I have treated myself. I have gone from marathon running and triathlon prep-ready, to overweight, lumbering, unhappy. Gah. There is a laundry list of…


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Fresh Start

Blog Pictures

Nothing (much) to see here. Testing out my blog after years of not using, and adding some random smartphone pics from my new phone. More meaningful stuff to come... [gallery ids="194,193,192,191,190,189,188"]  


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