Category Archives: News

It’s Time: A new website is in the works.

Erm…when am I??!!

This is a familiar exclamation that I chuckle to myself these days. When I see a friend for the first time in years, or their kid has grown like a weed into a whole new person over a mere week, or I think back on the death of a friend only four short years ago…when am I!? Day of the week, month, even year…sometimes it’s hard to grapple with the slippery passage of time.

It’s not that I’ve been hit on the head (though if I had a concussion, would I remember?!); my …

Surprise pop-up newsletter: Afterwords Japan.

Want to join a new daily newsletter from my unpublished time in Japan? Of course you do. It will run ephemerally from May 7-31, 2022. Get full details and subscribe HERE.

This grand pop-up newsletter experiment is titled: Afterwords Japan: Through the Torii Gate.

What in the world is a pop-up newsletter, you ask? Well, it’s a newsletter that will disappear once it’s done.

Intersections newsletter: A fresh start.

Big news! Edition number one of my rebooted newsletter is in the wild!

It has been redesigned (for simplicity), renamed (Intersections), and rebooted (the counter is back to zero for a fresh start). This is the heart of where I’ll be pouring my creative efforts over the next while.

I’ve moved to a new service for sending and managing these: Buttondown. It’s run by a team of one and is stripped down to the basics, making it perfect for what a newsletter should be about: writing…

Japanese gardens and the pilgrim’s path.

There is a subtle beauty in everything, unasking of our attention but wholly deserving of it. The deep joy of appreciation can only be found by eyes that see, and so the cultivation of eyes that clearly see is critical. If we can find a place of calm in the mind – beyond stories, distractions, and thought – we can drop into the simple experience of what is and begin to see clearly.

I’m about to embark on pilgrimage to Japan. This is the third time I’ve planned this trip (once …

Paying it forward.

White snow has blanketed my home; its gentle arrival triggering a quietude in me alongside the seasonal rhythms. Summer’s bustle is now in the past and the colourful holidays of winter are still on the horizon, so this peaceful moment betwixt is a place from which I can draw a deep inhale. But, as my filling inbox reminds me, Black Friday looms.

I have mixed feelings about consumerism around the holidays. On the one hand, for creators selling their wares this season is…