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.
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.
Against the odds, beautiful trees and flowers can flourish in the desert. Life finds a way, even in the harshest circumstances. So can you.
Some words on Griefcast live, in which Cariad Lloyd, Katherine Ryan and Emma Freud met at BFI London for an upbeat and cathartic podcast chat on death, mortality and the grieving process.
Empathy and communication are in short supply, but more valuable than ever. They can take us to the heart of things and help us see into the hearts of others. "The ability to kill is as innate as our ability to love.“* Wild at heart. The world is not going to become any less crazy […]
What’s keeping you going in 2017? Nuts as the world might seem, goodness, love and good sense haven’t gone away. I present to you four exhibits from the past week to back up my case. I wrote back on Christmas Day that throughout 2016 there had been “much to make a heart feel heavy and […]
God in drag. Letting agency leeches. Echo chambers. Unexpected items. Gentle reader: I’m going to share here a selection of things that I’ve found interesting, thought-provoking or laugh-out-loud funny over the past week. To Google Earth one’s life Identity is never fixed. Life is singularly absurd. Happiness comes from without. Joy comes from within. There […]
No matter how long your time on the planet has been, life always has more to offer. What’s the most recent thing to raise your spirits and make you feel glad to be here? I think it’s time for one of my very simple competitions. Gentle reader: From which popular fictional character are the following […]