Until…

There are moments in life where everything shifts, breaks apart, and falls, jangling, back into an approximation of its former order, leaving you stunned at your change in perspective. These moments can be huge – a house fire which destroys everything you own; the birth of your child; the death of a loved one –…

Amongst the eaves and angels

I didn’t want to go to church this morning, and I was probably a little bit late-on-purpose, testing whether I’d allow my usual pattern of self-sabotage and regret to kick in. I went anyway, because I’ve found in the past that it’s when I least feel like going that there’s a really pertinent, useful thought…

Building from Bullying – because sticks and stones could break my bones, but names could maybe kill me (#1000Speak)

As adults, we’re so lucky that we never have to rely on anyone else for our self-esteem, aren’t we? We are rational, self-aware beings who fully grasp that the only thing we have the right and ability to control is our own behaviour; that other people’s opinions are immaterial; and that no matter how we…

My #1000Speak Topic, REVEALED

Apparently I’m up for a week of REVEALS (coming up next – ‘Everything, REVEALED!’ (kidding)) and as it’s the right time to chum the water start laying the groundwork for the incredible mass-post, compassion-frenzy on the 20th February, as 1000+ Voices Speak for Compassion, I thought I’d make a small bit of a song and…

He Loved the Headlights

Sometimes stories come to me from the strangest of places – the back of my retinal screening van, for one! How unassuming the moment of Sudden Story. It began with frustration, because the lady had driven to her appointment and so wouldn’t be able to have the drops which would dilate her pupils, so in…