Is an audience of one, enough?

Artistry is judged not just by merit, but much more fundamentally, by its ability to produce an audience. The corollary is that a story that is unnoticed, or perhaps untold, is doomed to be meaningless. Or is it?

Come closer, I have something to tell you.

In revealing who I was to myself, there was no place, or reason, to hide. Even now it is so powerful because in some weird inverse law the moment I firmly grasped the truth of it, I simply let it go.

Being mindful of an Immersive Life.

Rather than seeing us losing our reality to virtual worlds, we are given the mindfulness of a guru or yogi to see clearly that all forms of reality are just a form of story.

The Media; feeding your inner wolf

If you are wondering how Brexit happened, how Trump is happening, or any of the other bewilderingly hateful, rampantly ignorant ideologies that are swarming through the hearts and minds of whole nations on the planet. Well, we need to ask which wolf we’ve been feeding.

The Internet ate my brain.

Have you recently looked up from your phone and had the dumb? It has become essential that we manage our attention when it comes to our digital drug of choice.

Understanding our escape into “Reality”

Gaming and entertainment TV are two media juggernauts that are traditionally seen as forms of escapism – ways we get to “take a break” from the real world.  So with the demand for “authenticity” in all its gritty glory, the question seems to be – why are audiences using what has traditionally been the greatest means…

The day my dad died.

Its 5am and Khalid and I are in the hotel room in New York, somewhere on 34th street.  We’re on our way to Virginia for our first thanksgiving in the USA.  Khalid’s brother, wife and the two little ones Oscar and Matilda will meet us at Le Guardia airport, but we still have to pack. …

Its no secret!

Do you know that the book, “The Secret” has to date sold more than 19 million copies and been translated into 49 languages? And these are people I must assume can at least read… I dare say there’s more chance to finding the “answer” in the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. At least there you know you…

Into the Woods!

I always wondered why Red Riding Hood wandered off the path.  I mean, how stupid.  The instructions clearly said, “DO NOT GO OFF THE PATH!”  It’s like those teenagers who hear a sound in the basement and go into the dark to investigate, obviously they aren’t going to make it out alive. And then it…

#lifetips34

There’s a famous saying that you can’t polish a turd. Don’t despair – because you can always roll it in glitter! Some days I am up to my elbows in glitter.

The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys

I just experienced the joy that is the post office. It’s a different dimension which never fails to disappoint. You can’t make this up – but they were out of letters and stamps. Perhaps it was just a red-painted building for homeless people who like to sit behind glass and stare at us like broiled…