Gutted That's about the only word I can find for this.  This is a quick, and very frank, rant about just how I feel. I was pretty annoyed when I wrote this, so it's fairly unfiltered and not as thought through as I would like. I am not American, I am not a member…Read more The Orlando Pulse shootings.
Yeah, it's been a wierd start to the year. Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman have all packed their bags and shuffled off their mortal coils. May they rest in peace, and may God surround their family and friends with His peace, grace and comfort as they grieve. But with the deaths of these prominent figures, it's…Read more Everyone keeps dying …
On 26.10.2015 at 08:20, the signed printout from the doctor confirmed that the black dog had officially caught up with me. To be honest, I think it had been stalking me for as long as I can remember and has been padding along beside me for at least the past year or longer. The doctor's…Read more The Black Dog
I shared this image tongue-in-cheek with family and friends yesterday. It was meant as some kind of humorous dig at how I was feeling. There have been changes at work and at home so I was was feeling jaded and worn out. So, in the midst of providing excellent customer service, ordering laptop repairs, reinstalling…Read more The best thing I did at work today
When ever I log into the admin area for the blog, I am greeted in the top left corner by "How are you, Alex?". It's nice that WordPress is asking after me, but honestly? ... I've often no idea how to reply. Every so often I will hear that something I have written has helped…Read more What do I do if I’m a blogger with writer’s block?
.. not a migrant. If you are fleeing for your life, and risking the death of yourself and the child you are carrying, you are a refugee not a migrant. I am a migrant. I chose to move to Finland with my family. I had a job ready and waiting for me. So let's get…Read more If you are in a leaky rubber boat you are a refugee ..
Just as water can bubble out of the ground to form a spring at the lowest point in the forest, it seems that God can bubble out of us at even the low points in our lives. Uhrilähde is fresh water spring in Satakunta, West Finland. It's the weirdest thing to watch. In the middle…Read more Have you ever seen bubbling sand?
Haven't a clue. It sells? So .. anyways .. now apparently the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, possibly has Asperger Syndrome. So? What pulls a pea out of my nose about this is that once again Asperger Syndrome is being linked, however tenuously to people with a bad reputation in the West. It's also been linked…Read more Putin and Asperger Syndrome. Why does the world press care about AS so much?
On the face of it, this seems to be yet another gloomy post from a semi-depressed Brit hammering his way through another Finnish winter, but stay with me. It's gets better. 🙂 These words aren't necessarily from me. Many of them have come from much wiser, and sometimes older, people than me. If you spot…Read more 5 things to do when there is no reason to say “thank you”.
Where to start with this? This blog entry is, I have a strong feeling, going to be one the more rambling ones. Good luck following it. Blizzard conditions first thing in the morning and not a lot motivation to get out of the bed. I know that a good hard cycle will blow the cobwebs…Read more Weakness and defeat. The day I drove to work.