Everything around the fire has melted into the dark, and with eyes wide and staring I’m drawn into the flames and shimmering coals, which shift as fresh logs are pushed into the fire’s centre. Flames rage away from the base and unfurl beseechingly towards the stars and moon, held in place by the fuel and unable to escape. … More The hot truth
I felt pain when ABC’s Four Corners aired its story about CommInsure not paying claims. I had to claim on my own income protection insurance (not CommInsure) when diagnosed with cancer – twice, in recent years. So, to know that sick and injured people have had their claims denied at a vulnerable time pissed me right off. I know … More PR as corporate conscience
The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They’re hoping to set the world’s record for the longest kiss. They’re not a couple, but stye used to be. Peter and Neil are a couple. Their kisses are different. Avery and Ryan have only just met an dare trying to figure out what happens next. Both … More Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
I’ve come a long way from the decision to become a published author to establishing the discipline to achieve that goal. I’ve found the insecurity of it all insanely fascinating, but entirely familiar, I’m afraid. My mind has developed multiple personalities – the angel and the devil called in for back ups and my head’s become … More 5 tips to keep fear of failure in check
We must sell this widget quick: fetch the graphic designer! A brand concept so damned shmick… we crave nothing less than stellar! Tell me, who is your target, and the problem you must solve? Your USP and budget? Share your strategy and goals. Here’s some copy and photos, and the company Style Guide. Do your thing; make it pretty. You’re the expert. You decide. Yes, that’s why you’re inviting … More Design is no one’s bitch
Permission to play. We shackle ourselves, yes? Expressive drawing – expressive anything – is difficult when we’re self-conscious. In creative pursuits, genuinely new stuff happens when we stop caring and let ourselves be vulnerable.
We’re adults. We’re clever, y’know. We’re big an’ grown up an’ we know… y’know. Stuff. Our opinions matter, and we expect our friends to listen to them and share theirs. Weirdly, this doesn’t happen so much online or, increasingly, in the media. We’re totes sosh… We are innately social creatures. In Maslow’s Heirarchy of Human Needs, … More Adults only