Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee once told the young Gene Simmons (later of Kiss fame): “You will do great things.”* Lee’s words inspired this post, which can be read from first sentence to last, or from last sentence to first.
Into every life a little failure must fall. And that is no bad thing.
Inspiration is always out there, waiting to find you – usually in the most unlikely place. Sometimes, inspiration might even arrive carrying skateboards and ukuleles…
Life always changes, and you always have the choice to change with it. An old photo can take you back to what feels like a previous lifetime, and show you how your current life compares.
In Groundhog Day, Ned Ryerson is the biggest irritant to Bill Murray’s character Phil Conners. So how best to deal with the Neds in your life? There is both a way out and a potential perfect outcom
What lies ahead always appears daunting. But we can still love (or learn to love) the struggle, the beautiful struggle that lasts exactly as long as life does.
Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
The true beauty of places and things is revealed in the pattern of shadows, the interplay of light and dark.