Stressful dreams are my new normal.

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I don’t often have pleasant dreams. The bulk of my dreams involve some sort of death, being assaulted, or some other crisis. But now and then I get gentler dreams, usually of socialising with other people. I’m also lucky enough to sometimes get real songs playing in the background.

Those…


This ability to freely abuse workers was always part of the point of Brexit.

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Recently, as part of what I assume will be a growing number of harmful initiatives that will be introduced while we’re all obsessing over the failed coup attempt in the United States, I saw an article that a Tory politician is urging for the stripping away of worker and consumer…


And until it is, here’s some good news coming from the election.

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Like me, you probably didn’t get much sleep last night. Instead, you watched votes pour in across the United States and learned what it’s like everyday for people who live with anxiety disorders.

And believe me, I know it’s not looking good unless you’re into spray tan and tiki torches…


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I woke up in a haze of navy blue with a large, ugly fish gaping stupidly at me. But the strangest part was that nothing hurt. The familiar itch to light up, to get high, to do anything to immediately escape reality was…missing. …


The concept of the TV Licence isn’t without merit. But its current execution is.

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The time is 5:30am, and I am awake. Because I am awake long before I need to be, I make a cup of tea and decide to watch the US vice presidential debate on YouTube. I would have been watching the debate the day after it aired regardless, because these…


Presidential debates are obsolete. So why do we feel obligated to pay attention?

Source: CNN Screenshot, Taken During the Debate

Just shy of twenty-five years ago, The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror VI aired. The Halloween special featured several short horror parodies, including one called “Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores”. In this segment, a freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life. They start wreaking havoc on Springfield…

Leigh Wynter

Poet and author across several genres, with a love of photography and gardening. Find out more: https://linktr.ee/hearningcurve

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