We never prepared for this version of pandemic. On film, people cough and the world falls apart. The reality of COVID-19 is far stranger. This post is a quiet word to my fellow covid-lucky. Our problems may be a small portion of the total damage, but it’s still there, still ours, and it accumulates. It will not so easily fit under the rug where we sweep it.
People have been asking what gift/s I want for my rapidly approaching big four-oh. It’s a milestone. It should be something good, something meaningful. Yet things (objects, stuff) seem to … Continue reading
I’m coming out as fat. Consider this my declaration. Like any form of coming out, the response may well be ‘that’s been obvious for a while. Let’s all move on’ … Continue reading
I want to redefine a successful life. I want to scrub the social meaning of the word and turn it into something different. Something radical. Truer. Something you-shaped. I want … Continue reading
The world has upended. There’s no competition for most impacted; we’re all affected by COVID-19 in some way, across the world. Sometimes it feels okay and sometimes, it’s really not. … Continue reading
What should you wear when you get to the late summer of your life? The short answer is anything you damn well please and whatever makes you feel good, but … Continue reading
If I asked whether you thought I could write a successful novel, I bet most of you would say yes. Believe in yourself. Put in the hard work. Train your … Continue reading