Original Love

Original Love (youtube) I have this album on repeat, especially the track Original Love, which seems so apt for Valentine’s Day. Just dance!

Should authors write literary blogs?

Years ago, in another life, before children, I asked Paul Theroux if he would write (for a princely sum) an introduction to a magazine I was publishing for the World Bank. He was very efficient and business-like (some might say prickly, or even snooty) in his communications about the project, and he produced a thoughtful […]

First steps and all that…

When is NOW a good time to start a new blog? As a master in procrastination, I have put off starting a new blog (and creating a website) for far too long. Mind obstacles kept getting in the way. Where do I start? What will I say? Who will want to listen? Not another blog! […]

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.


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The Guardian

Thread of life - hanging on

Thread of life – hanging on


AFAR clippings



Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore


Steering the Mothership

Steering the Mothership