I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about heroes. First, I must admit that I love a good hero story. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, all of the Marvel super hero spin-offs give me great enjoyment. There's something terribly satisfying about seeing the ordinary transformed into the extraordinary; about seeing good triumph over… Continue reading We can be heroes?
Sixteen and impressionable. Filled with wonder at the world at large. I had dreams, big dreams, and a thirst for adventure. "But what about a real job?" she said, more than asked. I often reflect on those six words. Words that changed my path. Words that struck at that impressionable young heart, so filled with… Continue reading The Path Untravelled
A friend recently shared with me a James Patterson quote that has had me thinking about life. He said, “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come… Continue reading The Juggling Act
Oh, that rhetorical question. I’m a big believer in “napkin presentations”. The simple (but profound) idea you can present to someone with only the aid of a napkin, a pen, and someone with an open mind. My article today comes at the special request of our esteemed editor, Keris, for whom (so she tells me),… Continue reading Am I right?
It all started with a worry. A niggling unease in my mind, that trickled and tumbled around inside, until I felt a tremor in my heart. That tremor grew into a quiet uncertainty, then a subtle anxiety, until suddenly, it was as if the Trojans had invaded my inner sanctum and my world was overwhelmed.… Continue reading Internal Landscapes