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  • A German travel companion

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    I’m awake. Kinda. Although maybe I mean alive. I’ve been busy (doing nothing). I haven’t been feeling very motivated to get my life together lately. I think I’ve been having… Read more

  • Psychobabble 101

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    With its odd mixture of Darwinian determinism, Jungian myth-interpretation and Heideggerian ontology (Being written with a capital B!), it was an unlikely self-help manual and an even unlikelier bestseller. But… Read more

  • The lamp post

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    The joke is familiar. Man searches diligently under lamp-post at night. Explains to a passerby that he has lost his keys. ‘Did you lose them under the lamp post?’ ‘No.’… Read more

  • The plot thickens…

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    I guess I had quite an interesting day. It was my uncles funeral today. He’s also my godfather. But I really didn’t feel like going. I had no relationship with… Read more

  • Right turn half way down

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    In my dream last night I was old and one of my daughters sat us down to tell us something important. Mom, Dad, I think I’m a lesbian. Me: Oh… Read more

  • Past my prime

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    So I joined a “Boxing” gym today. I backspace to put the word boxing in quotes. Its not really a boxing gym in the classical sense. For me that’s a… Read more

  • Lazy but cheerful

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    I’m feeling quite good. Which my mind immediately flags as an interesting statement. Why, were you not good before? And now, thinking about it, maybe I wasn’t. After almost ten… Read more

  • Heyday

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    I haven’t had any carbohydrates, refined sugar or dairy in almost a week now. *Joey sticks a gold star to his ample forehead* Yay me! I’m through the worst part,… Read more

  • Invoking Gerald Durrell

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    Like most personal bloggers I like to start of my post by whining about something. That way, you’re already two hundred and fifty words in once you’ve finished your griping… Read more

  • Rain, rain, go away.

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    Its Saturday morning in the domicile of the Jo. So far the tragedy of my existence has been starkly revealed to me in the ominous foreshadowing that we’re out of… Read more

  • Bigger

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    This was the memory this morning on the spouses FB… This thing… turned into this thing… Wife used for scale. +++ [#656]

  • Juvenility

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    Today I’m going to drink less coffee. *three double espressos later* … Tomorrow, I am going to start drinking less coffee. Also, be a productive human being, because today it… Read more

  • Mind blown

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    In what feels like forever the dial hardly ever moved in Joey’s Amygdala. In the last while my mind has been seriously blown out… the first was negative interest rates…… Read more

  • To all the things I’ve lost

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    I have this fantastic tradition of ringing in the new year by smashing or otherwise seriously degrading one of my Apple products. This year, I decided to go big and… Read more

  • Saint Joeys Day (2021)

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    Happy Saint Joeys day! Patron Saint (and Loa) of lost causes and hopeless cases. Forty two today. I feel it, deep in my twitch fibers. And also in my spine,… Read more

  • Cool by tenuous association

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    Pretty sure yesterday I was giving up coffee… forever! Having just watched a scary short on how anxiety juice blocks the adenosine receptors in your brain (which makes more receptors to… Read more

  • A learning disability

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    My junk is on fire. I made the amateurish mistake of chopping up jalapenos for my breakfast scramble and then post consumption heading off to go and pee. The next… Read more

  • Modern covenants

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    I’m sitting on the steps outside my daughters school waiting for her to come out. ‘What you reading?’. I loathe this particular mom. She’s absolutely awful. Today its stuffed into… Read more

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