Throw Kindness Around Like Color Powder

If you actually sit down and reflect, it’s not that difficult to be nice to people. Even to complete strangers, all you have to do is not be mean. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? I really like Kate Spade, the quirky fashion designer and she said, ‘Throw kindness around like confetti’. I mean when I was […]

How Are You Feeling Today?

‘How Are You Feeling Today?’ is something I drew last week and it records my emotions on that particular day. I always say ‘I’m fine’, whenever anyone asks me how I’m doing. Isn’t that what we all say anyway? We aren’t always aware our own innermost emotions. It’s something we really only think about when […]

On Falling In Love

John Steinbeck’s 1958 Letter On Falling In Love Nobel laureate John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) might be best-known as the author of East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men, but he was also a prolific letter-writer. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters is an alternative biography of the iconic […]

Love Is Not Enough

One of these two men had a clear and realistic understanding of love. One of them did not. One of these men idealized love as the solution to all of his problems. One of them did not. One of these men was probably a narcissistic asshole. One of them was not. In our culture, many […]

I Chose A Lovely Fig

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was […]

No More Tears In Heaven

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven At around 4am on 27 June 2017, my late dad’s 72-year-old best friend of 40+ years lost […]