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WORDSMITH • IDEA MACHINE - Eran Thomson - Writer / Director / Maker / Blogger
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THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT A PERSON
IS THE THING YOU DON'T YET KNOW

I used to think I was the only one.

That there was no one like me. Especially since most of my childhood I was frequently told I was not normal. Sometimes this was even meant as a compliment. It was only later in life that I realised I was a victim of Only Child Syndrome.

From the Encyclopaedia Shittanica:

Only Child Syndrome (OCS) is a troubling disease that can affect young minds in many harmful ways, and while there have been reports of OCS victims whose condition yields above average creativity, imagination and talent, side effects like social awkwardness and loneliness are the norm. Further research in this field is required.

In the years since, myself and my many friends (real and imaginary) have come to realise that it is the fact that we’re all different that makes us all the same. Your story will never be my story, but we both have them.

So in the interest of you getting to know me better, here’s some of my personal stories. And if you’re open to the idea, I’d love to hear yours.

And not because I’m lonely or anything.

Only Child Syndrome (OCS) is REAL!

Why yes, that is a blue horse that my Mom sewed on my favourite sweater for school picture day without asking me. Even worse, the only friend I had to commiserate with about the whole nefarious affair was “Coo-Coo.” (That was the horse’s name).

ME, MYSELF & I
James Bond - SCUBA Story by Eran Thomson Writer, Screenwriter, Storyteller, Man of Action and Mischief

AQUA FEARA

I grew up terrified of water. Not all water, tubs, showers and lawn sprinklers were never an issue. But lakes, rivers and the ocean -

Cop Stories by Eran Thomson Writer, Screenwriter, Storyteller, Man of Action and Mischief

THE RATTLA

I have lots of cop stories. Don’t judge me. I was a good kid, just mischievous - and often, unlucky

Vipassana Meditation Article / Review by Eran Thomson

OPTIMISM, REALISM, WORKISM

Ten Days in the Life of a Vipassana Boy A long time ago in India there was a woman with three sons. One day she gave

Eurail on Eran Thomson dot com

UNIVERSITY OF EURAIL

When I chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill it wasn’t because I loved the school, the campus, or any specific

THE M-BOMB VS. THE KNIFE

It all started with our Teacher, Ms. M-Bomb, so-called because she blew up at kids for what seemed like no reason. And because she had

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

I’ve been told at various times in my life that I look like John Travolta (back when disco may or may not have sucked) and

SEND THIS BOY TO CAMP

I learned how to make a Tepee, dance at a Pow-wow, not tip over a canoe, and get to second base with a girl

JOANIE CUNNINGHAM RUINED MY CHILDHOOD

“Nah-Nah! You have a girl’s name!” It’s true. I did. The proof still exists on my birth certificate: “Erin.” With an “i.” I really didn’t have a