2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

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Water Bored

How I wish I’d taken my camera with me to my writing course earlier today. Not to photograph any of the beautiful people that I share this time with but, for some of the sites in and around Bristol, with all the flooding that’s causing havoc around the south-west of England! Driving in to the city, it was only ever ‘raining’ and nothing more. By the time I parked up and left my van though, I could see it was falling sideways and at some speed. There was a part of me that wanted to hide away in the parking lot for the next two hours but, having previously missed two sessions thanks to anxiety, I realised that I had come this far and, after a walk less than five-minutes in length, I was soaked right through my new jacket and jeans. Spending two hours sat indoors with soggy socks and wet shoes wasn’t that pleasant.

But, I had a story to read – or, at least, that was the idea…

In a couple of evenings, I’d managed less than two paragraphs of words – the second of which, was only completed after I arrived home this evening; minutes before leaving the printer and joining me on a journey in to the city! There’s no title and I don’t know if I’ll ever work on this again but, I thought I’d share it with you now, as my tutor had some pleasing words to say.

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Day 18 – Your Views on Gay Marriage

I’ve been neglecting this challenge a little bit lately because I seem to have now come up against a short series of challenges that I’m finding hard to respond to. It’s as if I don’t have any opinion of them or any relevant experience to relate to. But, I’m going to press on and attempt to to respond to one right now…

Day 18 – My Views on Gay Marriage

To be honest, I don’t really feel as though I have much of a view on this, whether we’re talking about gay men or lesbian women.

Marriage, to me, represents a life-long commitment between two people to one another. Some view it as the ‘ultimate’ achievement and ambition for a couple but, I don’t think that the hard work and drive should suddenly stop there.

I’m not religious in any way but, if two people love each other and want to share that commitment then, where does gender come in to it? Let them be. We’re not talking about a man marrying a dog, here! People should be allowed to live their lives. There is a religious aspect to it but, I believe that most people judge this sort of action simply because of the society we live in and the condescending influence that the media has on our everyday lives.

I should perhaps add that I am not gay, not religious, I’ve never been married and, before clicking the ‘Publishing‘ button, I realised that I was about to publish a post concerning my views on “Gary Marriage“!! I’m not suggesting that I would get in early to steal a seat on the front row or anything – these are just my views. 🙂