Reveal 03 – Panic

Panic came a-knocking recently, and it extracted the last of the seven shades of shit from my what at times appears to be a kittenesque psyche. Or perhaps the better analogy would be a mouse, but there’s something, some intangibly feline quality, to my mortal vessel that just seems to better capture the fragility of …

Snippet 02 – Spit it Out

It’s nearly seven years since I attempted to wrestle back control of my life from the entirely unfavourable patterns I had settled into. Excessive indulgence; the blurring of weekends into weekdays; laziness in the extreme; total lack of ambition. I’d carried on in this way for quite some time, despite it being deeply unfulfilling, and …

Reveal 02 – Anxiety: The Ghost of Anticipation

For a so-called social animal, the games we play with one another and lengths we’ll go to in order to blend in or at least avoid causing a ruckus, seem to be a lot like hard work, begging the question of just how easy being sociable is. Necessary, yes. Conducive to well-being, almost certainly, especially …

Snippet 01 – Labels and Such

With the pleasantries out of the way and the thorny issue of my name well and truly covered – I hope! – in Reveal 01 – Propernounaphobia, I’ll turn my attention to information of a more general nature. Something more loosely autobiographical, possibly, but I feel like a bit of an egomaniac even using the …

Reveal 01 – Propernounaphobia

Call me Dave Cal. Christened David and addressed so by parents and a few others, but Dave or Dave Cal will do just fine. Anyway, I’ve perpetuated this little naming anomaly myself. The dee sound is one of those ones that doesn’t always escape my lips with the greatest of ease. One of my earliest …