I did something today that I don’t normally do.

My job is predominantly reactionary requiring fast response times so the tendancy is to get stuck in situ. If I leave the building it’s only ever to grab a sandwich which I’ll then eat at my desk.

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Two years ago today I quoted Ben Thompson of Stratechery saying that, rather than try to hide it, Apple went out of its way to emphasise the presence of the notch despite it being controversial.

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A postComments

I was typing the words “a post” on my phone and missed the space so predictive text, understandably, suggested “apostle” as what I might have been going for.

To keep to a religious theme (and not wishing to appear blasphemous with any of this) I had an epiphany of sorts. I instantly thought there should be a connection between the two but, in order to find it, needed to clarify what an apostle was.

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ChangeComments

I was watching an online course on Organisational Change Management at work (bear with me) and my attention was caught by the section on transitioning people through change.

It began with the Change Curve, based on Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’ Grief Cycle – the five stages of grief we are all familiar with:

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The addictive nature of depression

Addiction:

the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming

Searching for depression and addiction will return you endless discussions and studies on whether patients can, and do, become addicted to antidepressants. Change your search term a little, dig a bit deeper and you’ll find the occasional piece, and a few Reddit threads, on the addictive nature of the illness rather than the treatment.

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The addictive nature of depression

Yesterday was the anniversary of my decision to step back from the blog, a reflection of my realisation/admittance that things weren’t good on the mental health front.

It’s been a rollercoaster year.

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The poem “The Stream” was an illustration that depression is often contextual.

We’re currently on holiday and the stream in the poem is in one of my favourite places: The Trough of Bowland, a jewel hidden within the wider Forest of Bowland area of natural beauty.

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The StreamComments

Endless transient, fractal patterns,
Belie the apparent calm.
Stone weirs play different notes:
A binaural symphony that alters as one turns the head.
Peaceful, yet with a persistent cacophony.
Ripples spread while eddies cause leaves to rebel against the flow.

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Boredom

I started writing something about possibly moving back to iPhone from Android after only a year this time – I tend to switch between them every 2-3 years. In doing so, I began to list the reasons (or maybe justifications) for why I was thinking about it.

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Boredom
Colin Walker
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