Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Enamoured by True North
I heard your warnings when it was too late
Blurred lines through a watery lens
The sting licked my lips
An unwelcome, unexpected alien kiss
Speading to my cheeks and the roof of my mouth
I looked back at you and realized I wouldn't trade this for anything

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Water Planet - The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

I remember when I was four years old and being mesmerized by the presentations by Jacques Cousteau. He invented Scuba, and it's difficult to believe that all of the footage his team collected was shot on film. Check out the gear they use!
Now that I am older and finally have access to the underwater world, I appreciate his existential reflections and his poetic narratives on conservation.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


I have stopped wondering whether I'm good enough for people, and now instead I wonder if they are good enough for me.

Friday, April 3, 2020

7 Habits Time Management

I am a fan of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. That book changed my life.

During this current period of downtime, I've spent time reading and thinking about the person I want to be when we finally emerge from the other side of the stay at home quarantine. This video is an excellent introduction to Covey's time management approach.

There is something to be said for writing down your goals on paper. Years ago, I developed a printable planner based on Covey's system. You can download it here

#stayhome and wash your hands!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


I panicked at the bottom of my slow, crushing descent
Not knowing if I would see the sun again
I thought of you 
And calmed, I realised I would

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Acoustic Guitar Introductions

Even now, I am amazed at how these familiar songs are played. It's one thing to hear the tune, but it's another thing entirely to see how it's done. Pure sorcery.

My inner teenager is screaming!

I need to practice.