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 … Continue reading The day my dad died.
If I’m going to gain weight why can’t I choose where? I can see the headlines, “Man gains 6kg on his penis”. If this continues nothing will take me out – not even the tide. Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash Continue reading Please sir, can I have some more?
It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who gets to watch pornography all day but does not get … Continue reading Oh the humanity of it all!
Peering back into the archive from dating over the decades, it’s amazing how much I have changed. When I was young (and I will use the Star Wars metaphor here) I wanted Princess Leia, would have settled for Han Solo, … Continue reading #StarWars – a true story
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused on the “American dream” are basically the most miserable of … Continue reading Think on the happiness of this….
The lesson I have learnt from young children is: why be difficult when, with a little effort, you can be impossible. Continue reading Kids!
Nothing has prepared us for the onslaught of intimacy and rage that social media fires into our ape brains. Continue reading The Social Scream
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? Continue reading Is an audience of one, enough?
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. Continue reading Come closer, I have something to tell you.
We have painted our enemies with such wickedness and hatred that only their complete destruction is a valid outcome. This is why rioters burn their own schools, why Brexiters tear apart their own economy, why Bernie or Bust is even considered an option. Continue reading The Media Wars.
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. Continue reading Being mindful of an Immersive Life.
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. Continue reading The Media; feeding your inner wolf