Fear veneer

The other day I was speaking on the phone with a friend in the UK. He is over eighty years old and living in London. He absolutely loves connecting with people, talking with them, learning from them. He enjoys conversation, and cracking jokes, and having his mind fed new stories and insights and opinions. Obviously, … Continue reading Fear veneer


Today a photo was published on Instagram of Chrissy Teigen, and by Chrissy Teigen, of her sitting on the edge of a hospital bed and crying because she just miscarried, her son Jack. It is a picture of deep pain and mourning and it is heartbreaking. That was my first reaction. My second reaction? It … Continue reading Visible


There is no doubt that I am not the only one who is experiencing a certain degree of restlessness. Our government is not composed of raging maniacs, like other countries that will remain unnamed at this point, but there are still plenty of things to be concerned about. Not in the least other countries that … Continue reading Restless


Every morning since early this year - I would have to look up the exact date - I start the day with writing a number of pages. It is nothing fancy and certainly nothing read-worthy but it is a ritual that I have come to recognise as essential to my wellbeing. Which is strange because … Continue reading Morning