Stories of Survival

I forgot to post about this anthology when it was published in August 2021. When this was published I was knee-deep in emergency communications for COVID-19. At that time words for me were all about persuasion - convincing people to wear masks, to contact register and to get vaccinated. It wasn't all about the language, … Continue reading Stories of Survival

reasons for a career break

Falling asleep at your desk. Crippling shoulder pain. The tendency to stare into the abyss, coffee cup sagging in hand. Spilling coffee on your keyboard. Getting a green tinge to your skin from fluorescent lighting. Uncontrollable weeping. Sleep-typing. Spilling tea on the kitchen floor. Mopping the tea up with disposable paper towels. Watching your breath … Continue reading reasons for a career break

Reading WS Merwin at work

Sinking in a spongeof soft murmursCircling circuitouswords of the deadMy grip slips loosefrom the coma of passionLeaving only an echobehind, ahead Notes: WS Merwin wrote several poems about feeling like time was running out, and having a sense of purpose that would remain unfulfilled in his lifetime. By 'coma' I mean the space around a … Continue reading Reading WS Merwin at work