I think a big contributor to happiness in life is balancing your long and short term needs. Neither should take precedent, but it's also about realizing what needs to be done in the short term to fulfill long term goals. A lot of people, especially students, have a very weird view of what life's like. … Continue reading Balance
I guess what I want in life, is to be able to express my love. I have love inside me, I love writing and there's even a few people I truly love. So, I just want to keep the love flowing I guess.
So, another summer has passed. I have come to appreciate seasons more and more as I get older. I'm not saying I am old but rather I have more freedom and so there's something unstoppably refreshing about change. Change means action, it means getting a grip on yourself. It's very easy, especially while still living … Continue reading Summer and School: Nothing in Particular
I only stayed in Toronto for two nights and half a day before picking up anchor again. Usually I don't do this sort of thing as I tell myself I love being in the city but there's been something very charming about detaching that part of my identity. I've always said that I am city … Continue reading I’m A Traveling Man
I think one of the first reasons I knew I wanted to write was that I've always enjoyed my alone time. This may seem like an odd thing to boast of but every time I hear some professional writer say the best quality to have if you wish to follow in their footsteps is to … Continue reading Muskoka Mornings
Sometimes I think too much. It can be like a never ending teleprompter that some voice assiduously reads unless im asleep or distracted. At the same time, thinking is what punches my metre. I am a student of English Literature with my hopes of becoming a facet of study myself. This leaves me with a … Continue reading Public and Private
I must admit that I do not play video games. When I was younger, I would go through periods where I would play the odd online game with friends or maybe a shoot-em-up, again with friends. But, I have never really enjoyed playing them myself, always liked movies, reading and writing much better - more … Continue reading Vicarious Video Games
This is one of my favourite styles of writing. I like the contemporaneous aspect of blogs which makes them seem so much more personal than any other writing I've done and I've only had a handful of visitors to 'Claytons Quips' in the time since it began. I don't really need this blog to be … Continue reading I Love Blogging
I'm from Toronto and this felicitous fact really means a few things for any young millennial, come moi. First and foremost it means that coming home from University does not mean two weeks of dark ages over Christmas, but rather the Christmas Market in the distillery district with the friends you like and haven't seen … Continue reading Parts and Babe-r
It's not so much that I don't want to work, it's that I don't want to have no choice in the matter.