Death in the Age of Technology

‘You are receiving this text message because you were in his contacts list on his phone and may not have been contacted by other means’. And so I heard of the passing of a work colleague from a work project I had […]

Is Work Your Grind Or Your Play?

I’ve long hated the concept of ‘going to work’. The routine, the set hours and the horror of being told when it was acceptable to take a break, a holiday, didn’t ever sit well with me, even from an early age. As […]

The Risky Business of Middle Age

Yesterday an interview on the radio reminded me that young people were usually risk adverse. Bloody lucky them hey? All free and easy and posting magnificent and exciting stories on Snapchat, all while looking like a bunny rabbit. It immediately struck me […]

Saying Hello To Your New Adult Self

Seems that lots of my friends have had a crazy start to the year. Conversations about how weird the times are, how frenetic the energy is between people. That things have been tense and long held structures are now shaky and changing. […]

Quiet Lessons For The Next Generation

When I was small, the most important lesson I got was from my great-grandmother. I spent my days with her as a pre-school kid, bring mumps, measles and chicken-pox into her house, sleeping on her couch for my afternoon nap and watching […]

Recognising And Renegotiating The Mental Load

I’m a week back from holidays in Fiji. Eight days with a long-time girlfriend spent in beach clubs, floating pontoons, swimming in crystal clear water, sail boats, champagne, great food and heaps of laughter. I have been stopped in the street and supermarket many […]

School Reunions, Nostalgia And No Idea

The jokes started through our small Facebook group. Was it really thirty years since we left school? Are we really that old? Who is going to go? Who else would be there? Our lives now, dispersed across states and countries, different responsibilities […]

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