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Pronouns Matter

Today is International Pronouns Day. I use all pronouns. He/She/They. I don’t particularly like the term preferred pronouns, any more than I like the term preferred name. Often suggesting something is preffered is to suggest that it is not the...

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Coming Out Is Correcting People

October 11th is National Coming Out Day. For me, coming out, and the anxiety and stress than can and often does surround coming out is an odd concept. At my age, I think it’s a bit of a rarity, whereas...

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My Top Five Stupid Injuries

If there is something I’m really good at, it’s injuring myself. And I don’t mean deliberately self-harming; I mean accidentally causing myself some sort of injury because I’m clumsy. Or an idiot. Or, in many cases, both. I’ve come to...

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August Word Count

So, a big improvement on last month, and to be honest blogging has helped a lot. Plus a really long email of complaint that has become a blog post. I’ve also been working on my poetry challenge again. I don’t...

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Our Weekend In Cardiff

Our trip to Cardiff was a bit disappointing with some highlights. We headed down for the weekend, specifically for Pride. I’ve not been to Pride Cymru before, and it’s been years since my wife and I visited Cardiff last. Some...

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July Word Count

That crappy number up there is why my July word count post is being written now – three weeks into August and not, right at the beginning of the month as usual. It was a rough month, for both my...