Uncertainty and creativity make good company

Certainty sounds like something rock solid and immovable – something upon which you can depend. In reality it’s ephemeral. Yet human beings love the idea of certainty and when we’re thrust into situations of change and uncertainty, it feels like a test. Sometimes it even feels like punishment.

What a difference a year makes

One year. 52 weeks. 365 days. Despite the best of intentions, the occasional pang of guilt and fleeting flashes of inspiration, that’s how long it’s been since my last blog. In the past few weeks, I decided that had to change. Perhaps that’s because the anniversary of the unexpected event that prompted me to start … Continue reading What a difference a year makes

A year of new appreciation for life

In recent weeks the bunches of flowers on a roadside pole on my way home have been a visible reminder of a teenage girl who lost her life there. She was hit by a car. A single sight, a sound or a smell can take you right back into a moment from your past, just … Continue reading A year of new appreciation for life

A friend in deed

I’m not a big fan of aggressive, military analogies in work or life, but there’s one saying that I do find myself using again and again. In the trenches. As in, we battled side-by-side in the trenches. It captures the sense of closeness that comes from facing a threat or a crisis together. Of working … Continue reading A friend in deed

Bush Christmas took me back, New Year has me looking forward

New beginnings entice us to look back as well as to turn our minds to the future. As New Year messages from friends and connections have flowed out across social media in the past 24 hours, it's easy to see that pattern. People want to recap what they’ve accomplished and experienced in the year they've … Continue reading Bush Christmas took me back, New Year has me looking forward