Pack With Me

Like many folks, I like to watch YouTube. And, as with any platform, there are trends. One of the trends amongst YouTube’s cool kids is to do Pack With Me videos, where they show you what they pack for a weekend or their travel makeup kit, etc. I’ve been watching a few of these.  Last … [Read more…]

Learning To Understand Yourself

I just spent the better part of a week on a work trip. When I left, I was in a sour mood. I had had too much of a great weekend. I don’t just mean too much to drink, but too much intense human interaction: a four-hour-long dinner, multiple parties, impromptu drinks. I was just … [Read more…]

A Story Is Born

It all starts with an email: “Brexit will become official this coming week. What happens to the U.K. cases pending before the ECJ once Britain is no longer part of the EU? Might make a good analysis piece.” One of the editors I work with has a great idea. This comes in late on Friday … [Read more…]

Grievances

I’ve started The Artist’s Way, to help me write more, which is one of my 2020 resolutions. It’s a self-help book, first published in 1992, which is supposed to people with “artistic creative recovery.” It’s written by a spiritual Christian lady who is also a recovering alcoholic so, to be honest, I’m having a difficult … [Read more…]

Moderation

The news, a Swiss self-help guru claims, is worse than alcoholism.  Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli wrote a piece called Avoid the News, which was a major inspiration for Dutch journalist Rob Wijnberg, who went on to found The Correspondent. That publication recently reprinted part of Dobelli’s essay.  “Today, I’m “clean”. Since 2010, I’ve been entirely … [Read more…]