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In Photos: Bangor, ME (August 2017)

I would also like to give Alec (he’s in some of the photos) and his lovely family an official thank you for hosting me and showing me around! Also to Alec’s teammates that we told that I was the new shot pusher and joining the track team, well, it was lovely to crash your practices and I wish you a great season. GO UMAINE BLACK BEARS! I realize my blog recently has been flooded with posts of travel photos. I am going to be posting more written content soon, but in all honesty, I’ve just been in a creative funk and at…

On traveling, buying things, never making enough and living​ for right now.

Originally written sometime in April 2017. I am typing this as I am on the train to Edinburgh from where in couple hours I will be catching my flight to Spain. I have barely enough money in my bank account to cover my hostel and definitely not enough to live ‘ravish’ for 8 days in Barcelona. I have a steady job that pays my bills, I am making more money than I did when I was on my placement (I was severely underpaid but that’s a story for another day) working full-time. Somehow, I traveled back then when I was…

In photos: Boston (August 2017)

  Few photos from my time in Boston. I’d quickly like to note that Boston was my favorite city I had the pleasure of visiting this summer in the US. The Freedom Trail is an incredible way to explore the city and its history. In a nutshell, it’s a trail that runs all the way across the city and it’s marked with a red brick trail into the pathways, it’s very easy to follow. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a skyline of the city Independence Wharf’s viewing deck is open to visitors for free to access during the opening hours….

Tickle my fancy: summer.

Book:  Chris Thompson’s ‘Six In A Row’. Amazon review: I can’t comment on the accuracy of the football player names or the game descriptions but as someone who’s not interested in football whatsoever I still very much enjoyed the book. It’s filled with humor and life lessons, it’s ironic and the main character is both frustrating and compelling. You’d think with the book focusing on real-life events it would be predictable, but the author has found a way to keep the readers on their toes. I definitely recommend! Article: Jack Milford’s ‘Rhetorical revolution: from Cicero to Trump’ Video: Claire Wineland’s ‘what it feels…

PR vs Journalism: it’s time to stop this cat and mouse game.

PRs are not the cat chasing the mouse [journalist] for food or to be savage, the only reason they are chasing the mouse and the mouse is trying to escape is because both the cat and the mouse are morbidly obese and need to be moving more in order to lose weight so they are playing the chasing game to ultimately reach the same goal: publish content. How was that for a metaphor? “[PR is] conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses.” – source PR is not quality investigative journalism. Point blank. At its…

Tickle my fancy: spring.

On the old blogging platform I tried to do monthly favorites posts, but in all honesty, I am a boring person and throughout one month don’t accumulate enough ‘things’ to share with the world (and people don’t really care that much either) so I’ve decided to change the concept of these and post them whenever I feel like it. Because I can. So without further ado… Album: Khalid: American Dream Song: Nina Simone – Blackbird New musician discovery: Lostboycrow and Tom Walker Book: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Movie: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important…

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Mental health awareness week #mhaw17.

I have long given up on not wearing shorts and skirts when my knees are bruised because then I would have to wear long trousers all day every day – I’m an extreme case of clumsy, gravity and I have a love/hate frenemy relationship. When I fall and there is blood or a bruise people acknowledge that as an injury, something causing pain. Some struggles can’t be seen by the naked eye, some struggles never really go beyond being in our heads. Today, I want to talk about those struggles. I believe the world’s population is divided into two groups (yes,…

Why the world needed Trump to happen.

We are very likely on the brink of World War III and it is scary. Okay, so I do not agree with Donald Trump nor am I a supporter of his. I still think he’s a racist, sexist and bigot pig. Actually no, pigs are rather nice and it’s a disgrace to pigs everywhere to compare the talking orange sack with hay hair to a pig. But you know what I mean. The headline is rather racy, isn’t it? But I promise this piece has both lighthearted humor and some facts. I’ve long said that one of the biggest issues…