Gentle reader, might I beg a moment of your time to help with an artistic mystery? I cannot figure out the artist or context of a 1943 sketch I bought at a flea market!
A short but sweet interview with Giles Paley-Phillips – author, podcaster, musician, huge-hearted Twitterer, and all-round good gent.
An interview with Bryan Wempen, whose new book Sober Is Better: My Note to Self talks movingly – and with great warmth and humour – of his life, his experiences of addiction, and his journey of recovery and discovery.
You never know until you know. This post takes in: a highly-informative road crossing; polar bears and the naming of the Arctic, and a tale of high adventure in the Canadian High Arctic from my friend Simon Heath.
Nicola Budd is the excellent artist behind Howell Illustration, which “is all about pen and ink art, inspired by nature and slow, simple, sustainable living.” I am honoured to host this interview with Nicola about her art and her commitment to sustainability.
When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be?
The least you can do can be the most you can do. Here I draw on the example of my beautiful guinea pig friend Praline, and on wise words from Scott Adams, Rick Rubin and Helen Reynolds.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2019 (so far!), featuring: Scott Adams and Naval Ravikant, Tim Ferriss, Richard Herring, Sam Harris, and Brian Koppelman (plus honourable mentions for Michael Rapaport and Leonard Maltin!).
In this post, I celebrate Adriene Mishler’s Yoga With Adriene videos, look at how yoga can help everyone, and share my top five Yoga With Adriene videos.
This post is a short tribute to my wonderful friend Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, on the occasion of her birthday (Saturday 23 March 2019).