It’s time to live!

Today's comic is one of my favourites from early 2016. Nearly a year later, 'How To Be An Insurance Salesman' still cracks me up. And it reminds me that calculating risks is no match for an adventurous spirit and an open heart. This is a great thing to keep in mind as we begin the …

Slowing down 

In December, everything seems to speed up in as if time is running out. Then, after Christmas, there is a pause. It can seem as though there's no movement – the stillpoint of winter.  All sorts of things can happen in a space where not much seems to be happening. All you need to do …

Hitting the dance floor

Writers live twice. They go along with their regular life…But there’s another part of them that they have been training. The one that lives everything a second time. That sits down and sees their life again and goes over it. Looks at the texture and details. — Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones I'm thinking the …

The Queen of the Underworld cooks dinner

One of my favourites from Lynda Barry's Syllabus is the suggestion to draw yourself going about your day as Batman. I had a go at this some time ago and the cartoons still crack me up each time I look at them! Then I wondered: what other characters could be going about my day? The …