I try to walk at least part of the way to work in order to feel present and purposeful in my day. Commuting is all squish and crankiness and blank … Continue reading
The work of writing
The work of creative writing is not the words. Words, themselves, are easy. The brain never shuts up. It’s always using words to explain things to itself. Endless, inane, … Continue reading
This very breath
The only ‘me’ that exists is this very breath that I take now. Me is how I feel in that breath and the choice in front of me to … Continue reading
New Year’s resolutions
What are your new year’s resolutions? I want to dig under all the marketing and find out what your real goals are. I have a feeling that media (TV, ads, … Continue reading
Things I miss about religion
For those of us who grew up in religion and later came to reject it, eschewing belief doesn’t automatically mean freedom from its burdens. Unfortunately. A decade later, I still … Continue reading
The right decision feels right.
The right decision feels right. There’s a moment in the first Harry Potter book where Harry finds the wand most suited to him. It’s captured wonderfully in the movie and you can … Continue reading
The special knowledge club
I have special knowledge and I belong to the special knowledge club. Are you interested in knowing the special knowledge? You should be. It will change your life. It’s like … Continue reading
Ditching the badge of honour
Have you ever looked at someone and felt irked, even though they were minding their own business? Look at those fit girls with their tans, topknots and Lorna Jane lycra. … Continue reading
Why won’t the past stay in the past?
Sometimes new events carry echoes of the past. We may think we’ve moved on, broken up, left behind our former hurts and laid them long to rest, but the past … Continue reading
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