The beach at the end of our street looks so beautiful today. The beach in the photograph is not my beach – it’s a beach across the world, in Los Angeles.
Thinking today about a family who lost a son and father. The father played in a band in LA, a long way from his [...]Continue Reading →
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a trope often seen in movies. She dances into the life of some stodgy, boring male and overhauls his life with her whimsy.
We’ve seen her as Clementine in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Penny Lane in Almost Famous. These females live for the moment and [...]Continue Reading →
So, what is my writing style?
That question akin to asking, ‘Who am I?’ (Answer: How the bleep do I know?) I’m different in different circumstances. I change, I adapt, I filter, I use different language, I act differently, depending on what I’m doing and who I’m with – child, adult, work colleague, client, neighbour, shop-assistant-who-can’t-be-bothered-to-stop-gossiping-on-the-phone-and-serve-you, or [...]Continue Reading →
It’s taken me this long to realise that I have a real problem.
A year or so ago, I decided to look up why I have so much trouble recognising faces. My eyesight is good and I genuinely want to remember people. To my surprise, I found other people who have the same [...]Continue Reading →
It’s hard to believe that in 2011, the debate over whether women belong in war zones – whether as soldiers or journalists – is still raging.
In the past couple of weeks, there have been heated discussions on this theme.
The issue I have with it is – whether anyone likes it or not, women [...]Continue Reading →
On the TV show, How I Met Your Mother, Lily (Alyson Hannigan) hates the word moist. She finds it unbearable when spoken.
Okay, I don’t have [...]Continue Reading →
The commercially printed word has, up until very recent times, been controlled by a few.
The only news or views you could read came via a newspaper or magazine. If you wanted to write articles, you become a journalist or professional writer.
Now, blogs are online in the millions. You can publish your thoughts, interviews, journal, [...]Continue Reading →
I only just watched the movie, Slumdog Millionaire during the Easter break. No idea how I missed seeing this before.
At the end I watched the special features, which included the director etc talking about the making of the film. One thing that was said ruined a pretty important aspect of the movie [...]Continue Reading →
Saw the movie, had to read the book.
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy is the story a man and his son, escaping the wintry north in a post-apocalyptic world.
The world is dying in all possible ways – the land, the animals, the people and the humanity of people. How can the man and his [...]Continue Reading →