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Alexander McMahon

The Caped Author

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Learning How to Heal

A year ago, there was an ending. It was the end of a five month relationship. The mutual agreement on this made it no less difficult, and yet, I can only find most every aspect of that relationship to be... 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 →

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 Weary Way

I'm tired. I guess that's part of growing up, of being an adult and taking on responsibilities. As part of this maturation process, we find more and more to do. Ways to make money. Ways to self-improve. Ways to give... Continue Reading →

Committed to Commitment

My uncle once told me that he doesn't like telling people that he's a busy person. In his line of work, if he says that to people, then he is concerned that they'll try to avoid 'bothering' him, or muddle... 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 →

Re-Re-Rediscovery

It’s been a while. I know. I could just say I’ve been busy, but how many of us are really that busy when we drop some of the things we love most? I mean… realistically I did have time. I... Continue Reading →

Why Should I Care?

We’ve all been accosted at one point or another by the volunteer donation-grabbers on street corners and in shopping centres. We’ve all been confronted by images of starving children abroad. There are layers and layers of guilt that ensure that... Continue Reading →

Emotive Motion

Though I mostly write science fiction and fantasy now, when I started I produced a very different kind of story. I haven't done much on poetry for a while, so it was something of surprise when I sat down and wrote... Continue Reading →

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