Rethinking Your Passion

Something has been nagging me this summer. In between the ups and downs, there was one thought that kept returning to the surface: why am I not writing? For the same reason that I don't write as soon as I get home, or when I get up early on the weekend. Because I don't want … Continue reading Rethinking Your Passion

Life Lesson From My Neighbour’s Dog

I'm so jealous of one of my neighbours. Not because they had the money to buy and I have to rent, not because they have a garden and I have a balcony, or because they have a bigger apartment than me. No. Because they have a dog. The most adorable black Labrador who was eight … Continue reading Life Lesson From My Neighbour’s Dog

Keep the Flame Burning

Today is many things. It's Friday. It's May the Fourth be with you, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. For those of us in Denmark, it's the night we have candles in the window. Granted, we do this as soon as the autumn nights draw in and keep them burning until we hardly have any night at … Continue reading Keep the Flame Burning

Life Lessons From Books – Part One

I'm re-reading my favourite Terry Pratchett, Night Watch. Fortunately I've been working from home today so I could sneak in a few reading breaks. It got me thinking about my favourite books, and why they're my favourites. It's not just for the great story, the entertaining read, the chance to disappear into another world. It's … Continue reading Life Lessons From Books – Part One

In the Eye of a Hurricane

There are days you want to press between the pages of your life and preserve like wild flowers. There are days that change your life forever, shape the person you will be from every other day forward. There are days you wish would never end. Then there are days you want to watch burn down … Continue reading In the Eye of a Hurricane

On the Importance of Spoons

I was in a meeting today, one of those long affairs where freshments get brought in. I was sitting at the far end of the room, really hoping for a trolley with pastries and coffee to arrive. Even the odd piece of fruit would have been okay. The moment came ... The door opened ... … Continue reading On the Importance of Spoons

Writing By Hand

There's something magical about writing by hand. The gentle slope of your writing as the words form beneath your hand, the indelible mark of your thoughts on the page. A screen cannot equal that. You cannot crumple the screen up in frustration and hurl it across the room, you cannot tear it up in impotent … Continue reading Writing By Hand