Matt Zitron
Ex-comic shop worker and jack of all trades, Zitron wastes his time
and money on trivialities like toys and comics. Father of two and
procrastinator, he aspires to write for a living while never finding
the time. He currently works as a small child wrangler in his home.

Entries by Matt Zitron

Dear Friend

(16) Comments | Posted 5 May 2016 | (00:00)

Dear Friend.

You were lost to us this month. Beyond our reach to comfort or support you. The pain you held in yourself took you from the world, and quite frankly it's not fair.

It's not fair on you. You had so much more to experience, despite all the fantastic...

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Save the London Book Barge

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (11:17)

While I consider myself a spiritual person I don't really prescribe to a religion. My wife and I were raised in differing houses, she a religious one, and me in a non. Funnily enough now I have certain beliefs and she doesn't. Saying all that, I do have a point...

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(10) Comments | Posted 26 October 2014 | (21:25)

I've wanted to talk about suicide for a while but in the wake of Robin Williams's death I felt it trite to do so straight away. A lot of people came online with opinions, facts and experience and I didn't want to just add to the noise. I wanted to...

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Bullying on My Mind

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2014 | (10:37)

For the last twenty two of my thirty one years on this planet, bullying has been on my mind. I've suffered it, in some circumstances I've done it, and now with two children I consider its practise. It's almost never far from the news and again it seems another British...

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The Scarecrows' Puffing

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (23:00)

As a parent of young children from day one it's been mine and my wife's mission to read to our kids every day. We started early which meant that we moved onto older picture books fairly quickly. My eldest made it clear around 18 months that he wasn't interested unless...

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LURVE, Exciting and New

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2014 | (08:12)

Given the time of year, the subject of Love is on my mind, so I thought I'd share my thoughts, gripes and experience with you, dear readers.

Even when I was painfully single I've never been one of those people who moans about Valentine's Day. In fact,...

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I Suffer From Depression

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2013 | (09:59)

I suffer from depression. I have for a while, and I'm tempted to say 'on and off'; but I think it's always sort of there, waiting for a moment to rear its head. Some days it's an effort to leave the house; some days I want to run out the...

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The Uncanny Valley of The Hobbit

(2) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (15:55)

Recently I was lucky enough to see an early screening of The Hobbit. I'd really enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy (but not to a fanatical degree) so the prequel caught my interest.

One of the major things that intrigued me about The Hobbit was Peter...

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Confessions of a Star Wars Fan

(1) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (14:43)

Hello loyal reader(s), or Mum as I like to call you, I'm back after a long absence. I'd love to claim it was due to my beavering away on writing projects but I've mainly just been teaching my son to roar like a Zombie. What's dragged me back to the...

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Andy Warhol: Zeitgeist Nostradamus

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2012 | (20:08)

It's been twenty five years since Andy Warhol died from complications following gallbladder surgery, and he's arguably more popular today than ever before. He's the world's third highest art auction earner (above even Pablo Picasso) and his painting '8 Elvises' is one of the world's most...

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Oh The Places You'll Go

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2012 | (18:10)

I'd like to think of myself as a veracious reader. The reason I'm slightly non-committal to that statement is when I say it to people I worry it conjures up me pouring over Yeats and Hemingway; when in reality I just finished a young reader's novel that Charlie...

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Baby TV

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2012 | (11:31)

I don't mean to brag, but I watch a lot of Cbeebies

Before you have children your views on what's appropriate for them in many instances is wildly different from the reality of when they're there. I'm not talking about violence or content, though I'm sure when my kid is...

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