Guided Journals & other stories

Writing About Life

New Podcast & Book Reviews

New Podcast & Book Reviews

I never imagined I would start a podcast about tech but there's no accounting for what can happen when you get together with Patrick Bonello. Patrick and I created Ok Smart Ass to talk about the things that go wrong and go right in the tech and gadget world. I don't...

Guided Journaling

Guided Journaling

You know how good intentions pop into your head now and again and you play with them and then discard them? Usually it's a case of: too hard not as much fun as you initially thought you got distracted and the idea went stale Just occasionally your good intentions...

A Last Glimpse

A Last Glimpse

I fully intended to keep a journal this year but it didn’t happen. My failure to journal was especially disappointing because 2020 hasn't been ordinary. It's been a wild and difficult year, a year to remember and learn from. I like to think I failed forward because I...

Cracker Brainwave Idea

Cracker Brainwave Idea

Two and a half weeks ago I had a brainwave idea. One of those cracker thoughts that spins you around and keeps you working seven days a week. It was all about journaling. What if it wasn’t too late to write a journal for 2020???? I really wanted it to be possible even...

Random Magic

Random Magic

Today, I submitted my entries to the Scribbles Creative Writing Awards. It was a nice feeling, even though I could improve the stories if I kept working on them (forever, ha!). These two characters were snapped in Seville a couple of years ago: a bit of ordinary,...

Writing Life Hurdles

Writing Life Hurdles

I began writing professionally when I was 26. In the beginning, I loved it so much it felt as though every moment was a joy, including all the muddy bits and the mistakes and the struggles. Fourteen years and 14 books later, the joy evaporated. That 14th anniversary...