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Alexander McMahon

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A Superb Superpower

One of the oldest questions in history can be summed up in just three words: 'what is happiness?' Many might relate it to good things happening, or maybe more good things than bad things. It could be about pleasure over... Continue Reading →

A Game of Numbers

I've never been particularly concerned about my weight. I say particularly because it's hard to not have some degree of self-criticism, some degree of comparison with one's own imperfect body and the 'ideal', whatever the latter may be. Many of the people... Continue Reading →

Three More Years

Racist, selfish, scared. These are three words that I've heard used to describe the overall Australian voter base after the recent federal election, the population of Queensland in particular. It's been difficult to come to terms with the wave of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Learning how to Lose

Those who have spoken to me much recently might be aware that it was my intention to return to University this year. When I missed the cut off for mature age students, I determined that my best course of action... Continue Reading →

The Endless Lesson

So to start with, a story. A few months ago I began to learn how to play the Ukulele. Well, again. It's a great creative outlet, and a relatively simple instrument to play. Plus, it allows me to expand my... Continue Reading →

The Happy Choice

It was difficult to decide on a topic for this post. Sometimes the words just come to me - I know what I want to write about, and it's easy to sum it up. Other times, I have no such... 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 →

A New Normal

It's a normal to feel a little weird, I've been told. Many of us are forever searching for 'normality', for a place in the world where we can truly fit in. More than anything, human beings love to have a... Continue Reading →

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