- Published: 19 March 2015 19 March 2015
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It was the moment that I'd always secretly dreaded… the chance opportunity to save someones life…
It was a little before dusk and I was walking home from my local supermarket with an arm full of groceries.
As I walked along, I saw an old man moving in an unusual fashion on the other side of the street. I couldn't tell if he was crazy drunk or just bravely dealing with a mobility issue...Add a comment
- Published: 26 March 2014 26 March 2014
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I wrote a blog post last June and for some reason I decided not to publish it.
I stumbled across it again this morning on my hard drive...
I re-read it and thought that maybe I should have shared it after all...
So here it is...Add a comment
- Published: 27 June 2013 27 June 2013
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Our worlds collided in the piazza of a little medieval Italian hilltop village.
Dressed in a black woolen skirt and matching knitted cardigan, she made her way across the square in my direction.
Her skin was golden, wrinkly and furry, just like a peach that harvest had forgotten to pick...Add a comment
- Published: 18 June 2013 18 June 2013
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It was a heart-breaking act, but somehow I knew it was for the best.
I took a deep breath, and handed over my Golden Buddha to my dear friends Davide and Esther.
Katrina and I had purchased one-way tickets into the unknown and our Virgin Atlantic flight was just days away from departing...Add a comment
- Published: 10 May 2013 10 May 2013
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Life can be challenging for the creative soul...
Particularly in times when you feel as if life is pushing you to accept the status quo.
But hear this…
Being just like everyone else is not what you are designed for...Add a comment
- Published: 01 April 2013 01 April 2013
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‘What would Mickey Rourke do?’ I thought to myself.
In hindsight, probably not the greatest question to ask, but it was the best my infatuated 14 year-old mind could come up with.
Her name was Samantha (not her real name) and she was a little bundle of sweetness.Add a comment
- Published: 20 March 2013 20 March 2013
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Money (and more importantly how it links to our perception of survival), is one of the core human concerns of our modern world.
Now this area of concern, for most people takes on a whole new level of meaning when they step into the unknown in a quest to find more meaningful and fulfilling work.
- Published: 12 March 2013 12 March 2013
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Last night I had a dream about a monk tending to his perfect garden.
The garden was exquisite in its design and immaculate in every way. The white roses were in full bloom, the hedges impeccably groomed and the lilies covered the pond with an idyllic splendour...Add a comment
- Published: 11 March 2013 11 March 2013
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London can be a lonely place… I should know, I spent 10 years living in the city and still felt as if I was a stranger just passing through.
Nowhere on the planet does the invisible veil of human separation seem so thick than in her streets...Add a comment
- Published: 19 February 2013 19 February 2013
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When I was a small child I had an irrational fear of sleep monsters.
My first conscious recollection of experiencing this fear was when my parents bought my brother and I a new bunk bed...Add a comment
- Published: 03 April 2012 03 April 2012
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Endless wars, government corruption, bank bailouts, job cuts, austerity measures and environmental destruction, all paint a picture of a world, if not completely mad, then certainly one that is more than a little unhinged.Add a comment
- Published: 06 March 2012 06 March 2012
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It all started out pretty harmless enough. I was driving through the East Sussex countryside on the way to the airport to pick up a friend’s mother in law with my wife Katrina. We were pleasantly chatting and enjoying the scenery as we made our way....Add a comment