Happiness isn’t possible, and that’s fine.

I think the internet and Hollywood really did a number on our happiness. Think about it. Is it the happiness we always think about? Because I think our culture wants us to chase something that is overstated. Like love. When characters fall in love in the movies, it’s a whirlwind of emotions. It’s an intense, […]

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People often say, when you’re in the midst of a romantic quandary, that you need some time to be single. That maybe some time away from the pursuit of someone’s affections might do you some good. It’s an easy lesson to ignore, I mean, it sounds so boring. You mean I have to actually sit […]

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On Dad’s and Christmas

As we approach Christmas I find myself thinking about my father an awful lot. The feelings are often confused and bittersweet and it doesn’t help when each year only seems to pile on more confusions and contradictions. After just a few years of this, the plumbing upstairs is well and truly blocked. I never grant […]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

It’s been a little quiet around here, hasn’t it? The funeral march of life sometimes demands you to put your attention elsewhere. I think I’ve been doing that for a little while. There’s going to be changes around here. For the longest time, Digital Brain has been a place for me to write about nerd […]

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