Present Tense

Present Tense

When you find yourself explaining your presents to those assembled to watch you open them, it’s a fairly good indicator that you’re hard to buy for. Either that, or the people who got you the gifts spent a lot of time thinking about exactly what would make you happy and then have gone massively out of their way to go so far above and beyond that you don’t quite know where to put all the emotions.

These are our Shadowlands

These are our Shadowlands

I turned 50. And so I thought I should write something wise about the lessons I have learned. Only, I don’t have so many of those, so here’s a song from my old band, if my band had been any good.

Living deliberately

Living deliberately

I wrote about my ‘age theory‘ a year or so back. It comes up in conversation a lot, and people seem to like it. I’ve been giving it some more thought today. A bunch of stuff has popped up on my Facebook timeline this morning about following your dreams....
Brain in overdrive

Brain in overdrive

I write every morning for 25 minutes. Set the timer and just go. It’s been a ritual for years. Hardly ever miss it. Just a braindump – nothing I keep or use for anything. Certainly unpublishable. But it clears my head of all the crap and lets me start...

Time to move on

Moving house is not the most stressful thing you can do in life, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the top five. Even so, I’ve chosen to do it a lot over the years. I’ve lived in around 25 different houses, flats or apartments since I left my...

I like writing

I write every day. I type a lot, of course – sometimes up to 5000 words a day, even not counting emails. But I write too. Longhand. In a journal. Three pages every day, first thing in the morning. It usually takes me about 20 minutes. Writing whatever comes into...