Do you have a little voice which tells you things like “You’re not good enough”?Read more "Notes on the Little Voice in my Head"
We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.Lynda Barry
Notes on some of the books I read in January 2021.Read more "2021: January’s Bookshelf"
I am writing this account, in another man’s book, by candlelight, inside the belly of a fish.Edward Carey, The Swallowed Man
2020 hasn’t been an easy year, but there have been many wonderful moments. This is a letter to my future self.Read more "2020: 100 Good Things"
Memory is a map of sorts, but hand drawn, incomplete, and full of errors. It can let you know a place exists, but you cannot trust it to get you there.Charlie Kaufman, Antkind
I come to the horrible realisation that I have an Alexa “voice” and am troubled by my own behaviour.Read more "Talking to Alexa"
In some countries you kill a monster when it’s born.
Other places, you kill it only when it kills someone else.
Other places, you let it go, out into the forest or the sea, and it lives there forever, calling for others of its kind.Maria Dahvana Headley, The Mere Wife
Thoughts on how to move from creative block to “flow”, and how to unstick yourself when you’re stuck.Read more "Still No Eye Deer"
There will be another shore after the rapids, I promise.Margaret Atwood, Words to Live By, Vogue January 2021