The wrong kind of buzz

It’s a definite sign of middle age that I was in a group text chat last night about organizing a dinner that became about tinnitus. Three out of the four of us are suffering from it and we were discussing what it sounds like. One said mosquitos. The other said low-level cicadas. I was about... Continue Reading →

Giving it a whirl

I've always dreamed about being an author, but I'm not sure I have a book in me. It's not lack of confidence - I know I can write, I just wonder whether I have the knack for fiction or the stamina for non-fiction. My doubts were reinforced this week when I read a 2500 word... Continue Reading →

Things I don’t want

I saw a job listing for an "Influencer Specialist" yesterday. The job description requires the successful applicant to manage "influencer marketing campaigns - briefing, negotiating and facilitating delivery of content". Just in case you missed the rise of the influencer, they’re people with huge numbers of social media followers who are paid to promote brands... Continue Reading →

So dirty about it

Let me start with the good news: I was notified yesterday that the youngest has received a small Local Sporting Champions grant for the 2021 National Skipping Championships. Well, I did submit an excellent proposal. I made her sound like a highly gifted saint. Pity it's not me taking her to Nationals, but every cent... Continue Reading →

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