Matt Dorey

A bird is sitting on the grass with a kite

The Truth About Work

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Sometimes you realise the truth about work is that it isn’t that enjoyable and that you have to move on and do something else for your own sake.


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How making conference posters with LaTeX turned out to be something of a lightbulb moment.

UP and about?

I have spent almost four weeks with my new UP band and — inspired by an article I read — I am wondering whether it has changed my behaviour or not.

My HMV Experience

In light of HMV’s recent woes, I decided to write my own experience of working for them on my high school placement about 17 years ago.

A More Balanced Life (Part 1)

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Some thoughts about how things should proceed from here. Experiments conducted in “public” are not an ideal way to lead a more balanced life but I want to find things out about myself, other people and the world.

Don’t Be Angry If Someone Tears The Map

How do you even know if it was leading you to the right place?

Brain Deficit

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Brain deficit is my term for when you get home from work and are far too strung out to do anything interesting.


Some hopes for the future.

Cleaning Up The Junk Station, Part 1

The remains of the junk station after a bit of a clear up. Out of shot though, the rest of my room is just as chaotic as the desk used to be!

Adventure Pressure

“I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of […]

Life Lessons From Clearing My Wardrobe

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The Problem With Human Beings (In Particular This Human Being), As Illustrated By A Wardrobe


A midnight meditation on May’s miseries.

Getting On With It

No matter how you view the world – through an optimist’s lens or a pessimist’s – the best thing to do is just get on with it.

The Way Things Are And Will Be

Martin Buber: “The anecdote is the recital of an incident that illuminates an entire destiny.”

The Painter

A story that may or may not be about things that are going on in my life.

The Amber World

My earliest memory and how it comes back to me.

That Time My Feet Melted

Yeah, this is an anecdote about the time I completely destroyed my feet one summer.

Another Year

Some anniversaries this week!

“Walk to work” week

This week has been walk to work week. Here are some observations from my daily commute by foot.

In The Night

What I think about when I cannot sleep…