If anyone is familiar with Thomas the Tank Engine, you may well share my memories of all the trains hoping to receive the ultimate compliment of "you are a really useful engine!" from The Fat Controller, the highest accolade possible on the Isle of Sodor. It's something that has really stayed with me through to adulthood and the impression I have of my own self-worth has always been inextricably linked with my capacity to be useful.
The internet is not the Isle of Sodor but still in the hope of being a "really useful engine", I've been doing more and more work on my blog, starting with a new post I put up yesterday. It's giving me a real sense of purpose and something I hope to be useful to this community.
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