The “Lewis becoming an adult” thing

This is going to be hard to write without sounding jaded, or bitter, but I’m going to try. My nephew, Lewis, turned 18 recently. He’s Jane’s sister’s first-born, and I’ve known him all his life. I don’t know where to start with how I feel about my perspective on all …

Balance

This week I’m writing about balance – specifically as a way to connect the previous two Free-writings: Masculinity and Femininity. In this modern world, where our survival is not necessarily dependent on traditional gender roles, we are witnessing those roles change. Some slowly, others incredibly fast. I’ve mentioned this before …

Femininity

Like last weeks word, I have to admit that I have had thoughts about this keyword. I couldn’t really not think about it, with femininity being the polar opposite of masculinity. There are elements to this piece that have been going around in my head for a while, but this …

Space

This is the latest entry in my themed series of blog posts in which (as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development), I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. Leave a comment on …

Reality

This is entry four in my themed series of blog posts in which (as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development), I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. It would be super cool …

Mind

This is entry three in this new themed series of blog posts in which, as part of my ongoing quest for greater self awareness and my continued personal and professional development, I pick a key word and write about it for a set amount of time. And you’ve probably spotted …

What’s the score?

When I first started writing a blog back in 2005 I had no idea I’d still be writing it now. I thought it’d be a short-lived thing. I wouldn’t stick to it. That would be the kind of thing I do. But here we are, thirteen years later. I’ve moved …

Thinking back to my GCSE’s

It is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay today, and it brought my feelings from this post into scrutiny: https://iaindstewart.net/blog/2005/08/25/gcse-results/ I say in the post that I wish I had paid attention during years ten and eleven, done some revision and actually applied myself. But at the time of the exams themselves, I was in …

We all thrive on stories

We all thrive on stories.We grow up on them, we tell ourselves them, we communicate with them, we shape our lives with them. Stories make the world go around, and stories are nothing without characters. So, a question:Who are the top 5 characters that shaped who you are now? — …

Looking back at 2009

And I have to say, it’s quite sad. I’m just porting all the old posts over from the old blog, and I’m currently at the Phantasy Star Universe stage. I mean, I know videogames had a big hold on my life, but imagine if I had devoted myself with such …