38,841 words and counting

38,841 words and counting

That is a lot of words to have written down in some kind of logical order. The first draft was started in July of 2017, before we left on our trip. I knew I wanted to create something which was

Bandits at the door

Bandits at the door

It is a strange trick of the light that we feel so tired and sluggish in the winter. Out the door in the dark and probably coming home in the same lack of daylight. In this part of the world,

Why not give it a try?

Why not give it a try?

I remember it clearly, standing next to a woman in Barcelona at a dinner party, chatting about the upcoming vote. Even though the event which should have decided Catalonian independence came and went, it was all we could talk about.

Be the Change Generation Z

Be the Change Generation Z

Finally a generation is starting to come of age who is going to change the world. I’m not proclaiming something unique. There are plenty of articles floating around the internet which summarize the main characteristics of this cohort. If you

Why is entitlement such a big deal?

Why is entitlement such a big deal?

The definition of entitlement is: The fact of having a right to something. I remember when that concept became real for me, for the first time in my adult life. I had graduated from my father’s employee benefit program, due

Money, happiness and human needs

Money, happiness and human needs

In many Western societies, somebody declared that the pursuit of happiness is job number one. Everything we do should be in service to making ourselves feel happier. Closely followed by follow your passion, and other such platitudes. It starts early

Día de Muertos, celebrating life

Día de Muertos, celebrating life

I’m not sure when my interest first began in Mexican festivals and rituals. I was not born in that country and have no relatives who come from there. I’m not Catholic, or even Christian. If anything, I align most with

Creativity needs constraints

Creativity needs constraints

There was a time when I thought I had life all figured out. I had an air of confidence in everything I did. The only aspect which was not perfectly managed was my creative time. There was never enough of

…and they told two friends

…and they told two friends

If you were watching TV in North America in the late seventies and early eighties, you will remember the Faberge Organics shampoo commercial featuring a young Heather Locklear. This was the first description of how something went viral, long before

The morning ruckus

The morning ruckus

I should know better than to leave so many things to do for the morning rush hour. I leave myself an hour to get up, ready and out the door. Which seems like enough time. It should be enough time.