The gift that keeps on giving

After recently listening to a podcast with Lance Armstrong, it reminded me of the inspirational books I’ve read, the races I’ve watched him win, the incredible strength and tenacity he demonstrated year after year to be at the top of cycling and not to forget the life changing ¬†work and influence he carried into our […]

The power to shuffle

Our lives crave comfort, familiarity and security not only in our surroundings and social circles but also in the food we eat and the music we listen to. This is all fine and well on autopilot but there’s more if we step out off the beaten track. Back in 2005 Apple launched the Shuffle. A […]

Paralysis by analysis

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a person who loves to do stuff, create stuff, new and old and whatever in between. However standing opposite me is myself always in the way of anything getting out of the gates. Despite its self preserving intentions, self criticism is a bitch. It never seems […]

Create because you can

Music, sketching, writing, cooking, gardening, problem solving, decorating, reorganizing Whatever guise it has these are all examples of creating What is creating? Put simply it is making something from nothing – something that wasn’t before, now is. I believe that the process, challenge and outcome of creativity are good for all of us. It somehow […]

Everyone is the good guy

I was recently watching Transformers with my sons. We had met the good guys and had a bit of their story served to us then typically the story moves on… New characters are introduced and my eldest son turns to me to ask: “Dad, who are those guys?” I answer: “ah, those are the bad […]