The Fallible Narrator

A mishmash of informal writing, rants, and random insights

6 June
I am the oft-forgotten eighth dwarf - Bitchy

I am (in no particular order):
· A Canadian.
· See above. This enables me to whine about extreme weather temperatures and conditions no matter what the season.
· An urbanite fighting to become a ruralite.
· Trying to build/hone my skills as a technical writer.
· Passionate about well-written books.
· Completely aware that I have become a horse-y bore.
· An only child.
· Struggling toward Warkworth.
· An ex-punk.
· An indifferent dresser.
· Intolerant of cruelty to animals.
· A cancer survivor since April 2004.
· The Queen of Inappropriate Utterances.
· Really curious about other writers' works and their processes of writing.
· 'Way older than I ever intended to be.
· Multi-mooded.
· Emotionally addicted to my cats and my horse.
· A medicated depressive.
· Trying very hard to become a better photographer.
· Chronically sleep-deprived.

Favourite Quotations

"There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher." Victor Hugo
" The most wasteful of days, is one without laughter." E.E. Cummings
"Wourauf kann ich mich verlassen?" Ludwig Wittgenstein
"The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence." Kyman Bryson
"Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address." Lane Olinghouse

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