Matt Gemmell

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Sultans

Sultans of Swing has accompanied me through my life.

Ten years

Today marks a decade since I started writing at mattgemmell.com

Unprepared

On our unpreparedness for being thrust into the decisions of adulthood.

Meeting my wife

Ten years ago, I met the woman who became my wife.

First world problems

Thoughts on the psychology of pointing out first world problems.

Relative

Lessons I've learned about pain.

Paths

I am one possible version of myself.

Wishes

It's easy to disdain wishes until you have something to wish for.

Fear

My experience with anxiety and panic attacks.

Nets

Our nostalgia traps us.

Not a geek

The difficulty I have in defining myself, and how I don't feel like I'm primarily a software developer.

Legacy

My compulsion to leave something behind, and be remembered.

The Unfollower

A tour of some of the less desirable subspecies of Twitter user.

Staying Afraid

Reading (and writing) horror fiction controls the fears we already have.

Writing Tools

The tools and accessories I use for writing; both software and physical.

Stories

Rediscovering the short stories I wrote as a teenager.

Married

A gallery of photos of my wife and I over the years so far.

Bats

Balm

Bah

None

Thai

Nooz

Lose