I love spending time with my ridiculous self. I always have. Indeed, the activities I obtain great energy from, walking, writing, absorbing culture and so on, often require solitude. At the same time, I get so much joy from the people that I love. And from meeting marvellous new people. I may be an introvert, but my ideal social balance is to be nourished by me-time and people-time.
Review: The Victim by P.D. James
In the literary context, I love a bit of murder. Witnessing such a heinous act being planned and carried out is fascinating. So my eyes lit up when I saw a story called `The Victim’ in a bookshop.
I’ve got off my posterior (I’m performing again)
I’ve got off my posterior (I’m performing again). It’s been really wonderful performing again.
How to Revive Long-Lost Dreams
I’m writing this post in the hope that it will reach the eyes of those who have allowed their personal ambitions and dreams to slip away over months that turn into years. (I am one of you).
5 tips to help you with depression and anxiety
I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life, and have been going through a rough patch of late. If you’re affected by either, you may be able to relate to the following descriptions.
Like most, I have witnessed myself lose hours and hours on trivial matters. Brain-dead trawling of YouTube, checking social media every thirty seconds. These patterns have afflicted… Read more “On procrastination”
A saturated paper ball has been flung against this wall. The soggy matter, as a solvent, remained dried, then crisped, on the face of brick; droplets from… Read more “Poem: `Barricade’”
New publication: Under the Radar
I am elated to announce that my poem, `Goes’ has been published in the marvellous Under the Radar magazine. I cheekily declare that you can get a… Read more “New publication: Under the Radar”
5 ways to write more
Set goals. Last year, I promised myself that I’d write a poem per week. At the end of 2017, I had 48 poems. 48 more than the… Read more “5 ways to write more”
Indie publishers #2: Caketrain
I have long loved Pittsburgh-based Caketrain, publisher of books and a literary magazine. Which is why I was (and am) crestfallen when they went on hiatus a few… Read more “Indie publishers #2: Caketrain”