Category Archives: Hatboy’s Nuggets of Crispy-Fried Wisdom

Attention Snowflakes

I’m still on hiatus. Feeling much better, but felt that this required a small post just to clarify my position. If you catch yourself bemoaning how over-sensitive and easily-offended people are these days, and how nobody got offended by politically … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: This Writerly Life

This movie scene suddenly popped into my head at a department meeting today as we were discussing the completion of a long-term project “finally approaching”. And it made me wonder why I had never made the comparison before.   – … Continue reading

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Interlude: The Fairy Tree

Over the Christmas break, I undertook a little creative project that I’m rather proud of. Now, I suppose I need to first offer a little background. My daughters, who I have nicknamed Wump and Toop for the purposes of this … Continue reading

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Hey. Old cunts.

  Hey, old cunts. Hey, Marea (and Marea). Hey Bruce. Hey Glen and Janeen. Do you feel that? That feeble, silly little flutter of fearful bravado as you do your best to stare down the people who you know, in your … Continue reading

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Boat

Day 115. 143 pages, 64,886 words. Have I mentioned I’m building a boat? It’s not much, just a little one-man fishing boat. I’m not much with the designing and the fibreglass and stuff (makes me super itchy), so I’m just making … Continue reading

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Okay, politics then

Day 111. 130 pages, 56,667 words. Again, you’re welcome for that extra word. Quick one today, since I’m between stories. The US had their mid-term elections last week, which a lot of people have been looking forward to since Trump … Continue reading

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Interlude: Form One Lane

Day 83. 72 pages, 29,572 words. Ran out of steam a bit and had this interlude bubbling under, so here you go. I’ve been commuting lately, and it inspired me to create this Twitter thread. I threw it down in graphical form … Continue reading

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