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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away

I have been putting off writing this post for a while now. Life is a much nicer place to be than the internet lately, so I have been enjoying it, rather than quietly documenting it from the sidelines as I used to. For those (few) interested, here’s a small recap of the last couple of […]

A Trip to the Seaside

I’ll always remember being a young teen and hearing for the first time the story of my paternal grandmother, Paola, coming home from the hairdresser to her parents dead and a house falling apart, having been hit by a bomb exactly in those couple of hours that she was away. I can’t help but wonder […]

Ugly but Honest.

I’ve often wondered why people fear honesty so much; I have yet to meet someone who can embrace a painful truth. The problem with truths is that they can’t be undone. Whereas lies can be twisted, pulled apart and back together again, fading into greys, truths are often absolute, and being a person at the […]

defeat statistics

Everything around us is quiet, except for some occasional snoring. I’m sitting on the kitchen floor in boxer shorts, my back resting against the counter; he sits facing me on his inflatable mattress, both of us with boiling hot tea mugs in our hands. It feels like the rest of the world has gone to […]