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Bye for now...x

Hi everyone, I’ve been writing these pieces each week for a little over a year now. I wrote the first one as a way to reconnect with my...

Free Throw

It’s generally accepted that we – our species, the modern Homo sapiens – have been around for about 50,000 years. In that time roughly...

Something Comforting from Louis Cozolino

Hi again, Monday again. Easter again. Time, eh? It’ll get ya. I’ve been a little got this week, not feeling too well. My head feels like...

Day Off / Fuzzy Lines

Hi, I’ve decided to take the day off today. Not from writing this or from the other work I have but from the kind of work that has...

Wide Eyes

Hi everyone, Firstly, thank you for all your messages of support and encouragement in response to the news we shared last time that my...

The Ride - part 2

Hi everyone, As Yvonne, Affectionately Known As Whirly, said in her email last week, my brothers, Joe and Michael, and I have decided to...

Football, Death and Winning The Lottery

Hi everyone, I had something completely different in mind for today, but there’s a blog I read every morning – about football, as it...

The Primacy of the Felt Experience

Hello again, I find it amusing and a little bemusing to think that we human beings come delivered, pre-packaged, with everything we need...

Crowded House

A couple of thousand years ago or thereabouts the Roman Stoics practised a mental exercise (as in, for the mind; not as in, my mate Jonny...

300

Hello again. You’re probably aware of the 10,000 hours “rule” made famous by Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers. Practise something for...

Gibberish and Neep

I can’t remember now if he preferred to call it gibberish or gobbledygook – I’ve gone with the former because I like how it makes my...

Rupture + Repair

Rupture is an inevitable part of life. In fact, life can’t fully begin without it: the primal rupture of the baby from its mother. Until...

Love Actually

Hi everyone, This week’s piece has been on my mind for a while. I’ve known I wanted to write something to mark the year since my dad...

What Are You Thinking?!

Do you ever think about how much time you spend thinking? Or to be specific—how much time you spend thinking without thinking you’re...

Help, Again

Way back in the summer (remember then? It was, genuinely, remarkably, somehow, a simpler time), I used this weekly piece to offer a free...

Reorient Forward

As we reorient ourselves once more to face forward, looking up at 2021 as it forms before us, it may well feel daunting, it might’ve...

Thank You

As this year metaphorically mumbles, gurgles and grumbles its last words before finally succumbing to its inevitable passing, I’d like to...

Stuck in The Mudmas

Did you ever play Stuck in The Mud when you were younger? It’s basically a game of tag. One player’s ‘it’ and everyone else scatters to...

Not Every Crisis Is A Fire

Our instinct to help others in need, especially those we love, is a sign of our natural human (primal, even animalistic) drive. We see...