Sunday, August 8, 2021
Last night a friend had a launch event for a charity. I bought a ticket a month ago and had every intention of attending. Until the day of the event, that is. I awoke on Saturday knowing it was going to be a bit…
‘We have a number of new and exciting opportunities for driven professionals.’
Thursday, July 29, 2021
I saw the above statement in an ad on LinkedIn today and I want to go on record as someone who hates the word ‘driven.’
I mean, I really hate it.
I remember Karen’s disappointment. She was so excited about moving to Australia. Only to discover that the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. In fact, it very rarely is. It’s usually just a different shade of green. …
Reluctantly, he handed over the key.
He couldn’t believe it. This was the third time his hardware store had been robbed in less than a year. But the others had been break-ins: this was the first time he’d been held up while closing the shop. …
It’s likely we’re all familiar with the story by now. (Heck, the film’s over twenty years old already.)
In The Matrix, rebel leader Morpheus gives the movie’s main character, Neo, a choice.
A choice between a blue pill existence of blissful ignorance and a red pill existence of truth:
“Hey, John, how are things?”
“Great thanks, Mark — super-busy!”
Busyness. The comfort blanket of western society.
Yes, busyness can be a blessing. It can be a sign that we’re ‘doing well’ — depending on how we define ‘well.’
I’ve known people — mainly men, let’s be honest — who…
Saturday, July 17, 2021
(I wonder how many milk farmers have typed Dear Dairy? That’s kinda random, Darrel…)
It’s 7.10 am. I’m awake because the kids are awake — and they don’t do less than three-quarters volume — ever.
I immediately feel The Guilt returning. I hear the…