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Ian Vanderlinden

Take back control of your life.

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Man standing outside writing in a journal.
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What if I told you that there’s something that can drastically improve your quality of life? Something that you can start doing right now with ease.

The global pandemic has been dominating our lives for over a year now, and I know that I’m not alone in feeling the monotony of each day. But stagnation and boredom are not the only things we have to worry about; political discourse seems to be on its way out, our leaders seem incapable and uncaring, climate change is still going on, and the world generally looks like it’s getting rougher.

We have a…


White lies are occasionally the right thing to do, but I personally think we should try to tell the truth as often as possible. Sometimes, it's extremely difficult or even impossible, to tell the truth without deeply hurting someone you love. Those are the situations where a white lie is probably the right decision. Great work, Tara!


No, this is not clickbait

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Have you ever wanted everyone at the bar to fall in love with you on karaoke night by nailing your performance? Or maybe you want to sing your heart out in the shower without giving your cat PTSD?

If either of those options applies to you, then this is for you! Even if you’re the lead vocalist in a band or an aspiring rapper, the information below will be valuable to you.

This article is for anyone who would like to improve the sound and power of their singing without hurting themselves.

Note: I am not a professional vocalist. However…


What I have learned over the past year in an LDR.

Man and woman sit on bench overlooking beautiful mountain range and lake.
Man and woman sit on bench overlooking beautiful mountain range and lake.
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I met my girlfriend last May, two months into the Covid 19 lockdowns. I didn’t meet her at a concert or a bar, nor some other social gathering (those had become a big no-no). I met her on Tinder, and in the words of the late Billy Mays, “Wait, there’s more!”

She lives more than 4,000 miles away from me.

Months of Tedium

The infamous year of 2020 came and went like a bullet train, but the passage of time seemed to have slowed to an unbearable pace in the midst of the lockdowns.

In the Spring months, the monotony was rearing its…

Ian Vanderlinden

Lover of stories, listener of rock, and consumer of ramen. An old soul aiming to integrate with modernity.

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