March 23, 2018

In a group, the art of decision-making requires, at best, consensus. Or at least the volume of one voice to rise higher than the others in the room. And always, it must end with a clear destination and path forward. 

There are four in our group, including myself. It is...

September 13, 2017


Asking for help. Those words are enough to make me withdraw. It’s not that I can’t use a telephone, it’s just that I have an intense hatred for doing so. I always forget what I’m supposed to say, no matter how many...

August 18, 2017

Shortly after my father died, probably in response to some deep and unacknowledged fear that if I didn’t buck my ideas up I’d be next, I joined a gym. After all, he was a fit man, still walking for an hour on the beach every day at 80. Everyone said he looked nearer 65...

April 10, 2017

Today, I bought a disposable camera. This was the first time I’d held one in my hands since year six camp. Now, nine years later, I’ve decided to make a decision which will undoubtedly raise questions about my sense of judgement. It was strange, to say the least. To sa...

January 24, 2017



A young or inexperienced participant, the term is often used in surfing or board sports.

See also: Rookie, Novice.

Everything hurts. The muscles in my arms, legs, butt, and hands ache. ­My fingers are purple and swollen and my forearms are spotted with bruis...

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