Matt Dorey

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I Don’t Have a Clue, part 43

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Up late, with hot feet and unable to sleep, I type out this confession that I haven’t got a clue what I am doing.

Three Years On

Celebrating three years since my leap of faith.

Key Takeaway

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The key to blogging: have fun.


Heads down for MSc Economics revision!

First Light, Last Light

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Is it better to get up early or stay up late? Who cares?!

Resolution Time!

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How time flies! It seems like just a few weeks ago that I wrote a post about new year’s resolutions and pledged to defer making any resolutions until today, the 17th of June. I confess I haven’t really come up with anything yet, save to apply for an(other) MSc and do really well at it […]

Where Is Your Cat Finding All Those Birds?

The amazing adventures of cats, and how to use them to get through a sleepless night.

Writing As It Happens

Some thoughts on how to capture ideas, emotions, thoughts, and experiences without losing the ability to live the moment itself.

Happy New Year For 2015!

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Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2015!

On conviction, whereas to the strength of and belief in the same

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A short piece about conviction and direction, written in the run up to the new year.

On Entropy and Star-shapes

Just a little ramble about various things now that I am pootling along in my own little slow lane again.

Decoding Job Descriptions

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A new sequence of posts aimed at decoding job descriptions: what exactly is it that employers and recruiters are after?

My Amazing Subversive Revolutionary Adolescence

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The Orb’s “Live ’93” album is one of the artefacts that made me aware of the life of the mind.


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This is a great quote from Casey Neistat but I’m experiencing a disconnect between all that advice about doing work and the rewards that it’s supposed to gain you.

Whatever Happened To That Hat?

From there to here in 10 years, courtesy of a Wilco baseball cap.

The Knife That What?

A short explanation of the current motto for my blog and a couple of the others that I used in the past.

The Stopwatch Technique

If you’re stuck, set a stopwatch for a five minute countdown and just go for it.

The State of Play

A quick update of what’s going on in my life at the moment.

Travel Jitters

Some last minute insomnia turns into a bit of a rant about self-reliance.

The Reset Button

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A couple of months after hitting the reset button on my life, I found myself floundering a little. Here’s how I tried to set myself straight.