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Alexander McMahon

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Trial Treatment

I'm very hard on myself. This is something that those who have not known me for very long may not be aware of. I'm self-critical, obsessive, and struggle to give myself apologies or excuses. It's because I'm something of a... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Cost

I had a productive day today. Productive, in that I've crossed off just about everything on my daily checklist. I've made lunch for the work week ahead. I've done some writing. I exercised. I practised both ukulele and singing. I've... Continue Reading →

Justice for Judgement

“The reservation of judgement is a matter of infinite hope” -The Great Gatsby, Scott F. Fitzgerald   Judgements come naturally to humans. They are a part of evolution, a part of necessarily weighing risks to gain advantage over other animals.... Continue Reading →

Saturday’s Call

So my slump, my writer's block, if you will, just ended. As I start writing this, it's 11:19pm, 10th August. As someone who's long been a mild insomniac, the prospect of being up all night is something I'd prefer to... Continue Reading →

The First

I’ve been listening to a podcast these past few months, made by a group of writers, poets, and artists from Canada and the United States. I wanted something to expand my mind, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a show called…... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Bleeding Heart

I probably read a bit too much. Not books, like I should be. Not often fun things, but I have a habit of reading things that infuriate and upset me. I’m talking about news, the media, and the latest thing... Continue Reading →

Tolerably Intolerant – Part Two

I almost wondered whether this second half was worth posting at all, but I can’t help but release the painful pressure in my heart. This is something I need to talk about and I can’t delay it any longer. My... Continue Reading →

Tolerably Intolerant – Part One

Preface: I wrote the majority of this in a feverish haste and it quickly became far longer than a single blog post. Since I cannot help but feel that this topic is too important to ignore, I have opted to... Continue Reading →

All You Need Is…

Love, right? A popular song. For a long time, I believe that the lyrics of that song were unquestionably true. I wanted to believe so badly that love was all you needed to make the world a better place. I... Continue Reading →

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