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I am feeling really uncomfortable. Like wearing a top that is too tight, sitting too close to a loud speaker, forced to eat something horrible. 1,018 more words


River as Prayer: Dong Hoi, Vietnam

Photos by my husband Anthony ‘John’ Hill

Draft extract from my travel memoir

We got a taxi from Dong Hoi train station to our place. It was a hostel, with a bar with a pool table downstairs.  1,033 more words

An introduction

All things should start with an introduction, a hello, a welcome, getting to know each other kind of thing.

I’m Chris, a 32 year from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 249 more words


Behold my new invention - the zero (0) cost ($) day!

So about that FIRE thing, Minimal5 dad, how are we progressing on that. – “well, the short answer is that I actually don’t know.”

That is not entirely accurate, but OMG, with a full time parental thing for 3 boys going on, and a full time job on the side, a full time working mom with 24 hour shifts, and coming back to a normal 9-17 routine with kindergarden, 3 grade and fifth grade, it is hard to be fully on top of bit of the situation all the time. 734 more words

Financial Independence

Writing: Rejection

Between novels, short stories, and, now, a mini-documentary, I find myself submitting to agents, journals, and festivals almost continuously. This means that rejection is a constant companion. 398 more words


Mengubah Hidup dengan Beres-Beres: Review Buku The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Saat menemukan buku The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up di rak toko buku, rasanya saya ingin berjalan dengan elegan ke meja informasi, meminjam mikrofon, mengumumkan: 3,533 more words