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I started The Reflectionist back in July 2019 as a place to share thoughts and ideas with a broader audience on life, work, and the pursuit of happiness. I don’t write for clicks, comments…


Bukowski by artist Graziano Origa modified by the author. Original image via WikiCommons

Since I first discovered Bukowski a few years back, I have become increasingly drawn to his thoughts and ideas. He hadn’t outlined any particular philosophy as far as I can say, regardless his views are easy to spot in his writings. These ideas I’m sharing I take from his private…


Bukowski by artist Graziano Origa modified by the author. Original image via WikiCommons

“The gods have blessed me by not making me famous,” Bukowski wrote in a letter to Harold Norse in 1967. “I still shoot the words out of a cannon, which beats drippings from a limp cock,” as he put it in his usual abrasively sexualised tone. …


image of people on a street for short essay “The Big Spoof” by Larry G. Maguire
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…the only difference in what Bill had to say in his speech and what I see today, is that in our everyday sense, the actor doesn’t know they act.

It’s the pretence that drives me crazy the most. There’s nothing I can do about it, or that anyone can do…


Run, by Kenneth Blom, Oslo, Norway for article by Larry G. Maguire
Run, by Kenneth Blom, Oslo, Norway

I was 15 years old when I began under the hammer. I mean really working, not your summer job kind of half-arsed teenage working. Although I did that too from age 13. Before that time, I have no sense of who I was. I must have been someone, but that…


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This is a fascinating topic, one that is debated quite a bit. We like to think that we are socially responsible, and perhaps we are on a one-to-one basis. People care about people, that is. But when the chips are down, faced with profit over social responsibility, corporate leadership decision…


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In many ways, it seems that we don’t resolve the conflict; instead, the conflict resolves itself. …

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