Why I Am Still Single and Why The Lego Movie Made Me Feel a Bit Ill

I’ve been single off and on for the past 4 years. Sometimes, single men ask me (in a chat up sort of way), “So … why are you still single?” To me, that question is absurd. It comes from a worldview that sees people as needing a reason for being single. And that makes no…

Why Nobody Can Tell You What’s Right (For You)

Last night, I went to OpenMind at The Grove. Afterwards, I was chatting with a couple of song writers about song writing, and one of them (Dariush Kanani) said something about how the best songs happen when you don’t try to make the song be a certain way, but just allow it to unfold and…

How To Succeed As An Artist

I’ve felt like an outsider all my life since I first began interacting socially with people outside of my family. My earliest memory of a social interaction is from when I was 4. My sister and brother and I were playing on the sidewalk with two sisters who lived down the street. The elder sister and…

Trusting Your Gut Could Save Your Life

I generally avoid keeping up with news, but from time to time, a story crosses my radar. I reckon friends will tell me about anything really important. Today, I heard some news and was drawn in despite my general news avoidance.  I read the media reports and watched video footage and wept. And I’m not…

Another one! Give me more!

  Do you know what’s awesome about raising a child? It’s the privilege of getting to experience a continual flow of “first experiences” through their eyes. Yesterday, KO learned how to load the dishwasher. Not from start to finish. But he learned where cutlery goes, and where plates and glasses go. And I got to…

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