Hi 👋🏼 I’m Clay, thanks for stopping by. A little bit about me: I’m a training consultant and coach, as well as an indieblogger and podcaster. I love learning and thinking about things. I guess I’m a bit of a philosopher too. Read More

Clay Lowe

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A small group of rebels has gathered

Slow start, but then again, Sundays were made for slow starts. If I tap into biblical mythology, even God took a break on Sunday. I guess, the trouble with us these days is we’ve been conned into the 24/7 mentality where we’re encouraged to cram as much “productivity” into a day as we can. Gorden…

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Like a kite in a hurricane

October flew by like a kite caught in a hurricane. I didn’t realise it was November. The dark days should have been a clue. That and the sudden drop in temperature as winter starts to creep in. I didn’t really clock that it was November already until I started seeing posts for #NaPodPoMo show up…

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Just another cookie monster

Who’s obsessed with pinball? I used to be back in the day. I picked up the habit up from my Aunt Valerie who was super obsessed with the game. She used to drag me along to the corner shop and play for hours (or at least seemed like hours for a little kid who wanted…

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a little taste of adventure close to home

I felt compelled to stay up late watching 80s videos. So many teenage memories flooded through my half-baked brain. Not such a great idea when you’re on the backside of 50 wondering where all the time went. Watching these videos reminded me of time when all I wanted to do was rule the world. Back…

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Ah just like the old days

1 I love the momentum that’s being regained by the personal blogging genre. 2 I’m working on forming new habits with the Internet. The last couple of day i’ve spent the majority of my day re-wiring my blog to IndieWeb standards, which has meant a lot of reading about the IndieWeb and exploring other IndieWeb…

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Pursue more friendships. That’s going right on my vision board. I’d hate to be nearing the end and wishing I’d done so when I had the chance.   h/t theguardian.com

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The place is a mess

Well the house officially looks like a disaster area. We had to empty of bedroom to make space for our ne wardrobe to be fitted. It’s crazy how much stuff we have crammed in our room. Well all that stuff is now spread out all over the house. The only room that doesn’t have anything…

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Mirror tests

Being conscious and being self-aware differ on the capacity for introspection. I can be aware of my body and the environment around me, but am I aware of my awareness? Interesting piece from Virginia Morrell @virginiamorrell on @aeon What do mirror tests test?

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Damned if I do; damned if I don’t

Meriel Swain asked the question, “What will your epilogue say?” I paused for a second to reflect on her question, but all I could come up with this “His name was Clay. He played the game well enough to have more good days than bad days .” That’s all I could muster before being distracted…

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The real reason I’m a blogger

I played PUBG with Jeremy last night. It’s been 142 days since I last played. 1) where does the time go? 2) Shows you how much of a gamer I am!???? I like games, but always feel guilty if i whittle away hours playing them. In my head, I keep thinking how many pages I…

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Panicked indifference

My mother belongs to the fear I was needing, interlocking arms with white bags. Today has everything I need – wet clothes, pillowcases, liquor, eyelashes, and chemicals. Excuse the scars. Ducking, jumping, terrible things I was mid-air like a heavy meal. You save people too scared to fall from the sky. I need them to…

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Lost in the woods

Admiral McRaven has put into words what has been on mind and spirit for the past three and butt years. America has lost its way because the leaders of the country have lost their way and have lost sight of America’s values and what we stand for as a Nation. I spent 11 years in…

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Jesse’s Endgame

I finally watched El Camino last night, and seeing how Breaking Bad was one of my all time favourite TV series, I had high hopes for the movie. You can probably guess from my intro that it fell short of what I was expecting. Instead of a movie, we got an extended last episode to…

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