I am smack-bang in the middle of the hardest part of my current project. No longer the fresh excitement and boundless possibilities of the new, nor yet the fragrant and tantalising promise of completion, just the work; the seemingly endless and repetitive no-mans-land of the daily grind. But still everyday I get up, brew my […]Read more "This Is My War"
There are books I read that sing in my heart. Books I return to again and again; that I carry with me; that carry me. Books that end their lives: beaten up, torn down, weather-worn, frayed, ripped and destroyed; pages flaking out, corners turned up, covers worn away and binding undone; each leaf a mash […]Read more "The Greatest Advice Ever Written…"
Long past the grim-dark of midnight, in a loud and crowded bar somewhere in the red-brick old town of Edinburgh, I found myself talking with a friend who was well and truly down in her cups due to a recently ‘celebrated’ birthday. As the conversation unfolded, she repeatedly invited me to commiserate with her on the […]Read more "The 5 Reasons I get Happier as I get Older…"
[ Paean noun: a song of praise or triumph. ] I write for all kinds of reasons. One of the big ones is: Writing about something lets me know how I feel about it; and why. A few weeks ago I took a one thousand mile road-trip around the far north coastline of the Highlands. […]Read more "Paean To The Mountains"
This post contains Many Things. It contains the reasons my website went from having zero to 10’000+ followers in the span of two years. It contains some of the key lessons that I have learned during the time I have been blogging. And it contains exciting news. But, most of all… This post is the […]Read more "Thankyou… 10’000x"
I am aware that the title of this piece makes a Bold Claim. Fear not, it shall deliver. Whatever you are talking about, whether it be: creating a piece of art, building a global community, mastering a disparate skill, learning a language, cultivating a loving relationship, raising a child, healing one of the world’s ills, or […]Read more "How to do… ANYTHING"
This post is raw. There is no fluff, no filler, nothing extraneous. This post is as near a piece of my own heart as I can make it. Something plucked tender and fragile from my chest and placed, still beating, on the altar. I offer it up to you…Read more "Manifesto:"