Oh My Son, Stay Curious My Boy

My boy Noah has just turned 6. And he’s doing us all proud: he’s kind and funny and curious and smarter than the rest of us put together. “Now I know how it feels to hold pure solid gold Sleep in the arms of my

Going Through Changes

In December 2015, one of my colleagues photographed me pointing at the office Christmas tree, and posted it on Facebook. No harm meant, no harm done, but – flipsake – the state of me. I was mildly amused, horrified and bewildered at my plump, middle-aged

Digital Marketing Resources

Digital Marketing changes all the time, from week to week, from minute to minute. But the principal principles of marketing are unchanged: they’re still about people and connections. So I’ve compiled a list of the resources I rely upon, from strategic concepts to daily reading

That’s My Daughter

‘Daughter’ by Loudon Wainwright III So I took the perfect and accurate words of the song, and set photos of my daughter Abigail to it.

“An Ending” – My First Short Story

I wrote this in 1997; it was the first piece of prose I’d written since school. It’s reads to me now like self-indulgent guff. But there were parts when I remember thinking: “I’ve begun to find my style.” – Returning, I am remembering your quiet grace

North: Chapter 1

1 : North To the North came the first of the cold winds and it chased and corralled the snow before it. From the high places at the top of the world, it lifted itself and moved across the glaciers, above a river, and beneath

A Poem for National Poetry Day

I’ve always loved poetry, even as a kid when my mum would read some of her favourites to me. “The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare and “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost were highlights for me. A poem, to me, is a lovely