Creative stuff, opinions.
I come across a piece of information, a statement or happening from around the world that knocks me for six. An event that signals the direction in which humanity is heading. The sort of harbinger that I like to imagine Orwell, Huxley or Bradbury used as inspiration. While the media fixes its lens firmly upon the latest war zone, little alarm bells are ringing in our living rooms.read more
Have you ever been asked to write a tribute, ceremony or give a speech?
Has a family friend asked you to be Toastmaster for the evening? For many people, this presents a challenge that causes considerable shoe-quaking. Suddenly, a trip to the dentist seems preferable.read more
The evening began with Nick’s support act, the beguiling Shilpa Ray. She squeezed her harmonium as if she were nursing a punctured lung and her singing morphed between melody and anguished wailing. She was frothing at the mouth and tears welled up in her eyes.read more