The Lottery. The Trailer. The director is who?

My youngest daughter is 14 years old and she is currently studying a short story. The story is called The Lottery written by Shirley Jackson, first published in 1948. The…

I miss her

I can’t take my eyes off this piece of writing every time I see it. There is an honesty and a vulnerability that is hard to explain. You can almost…

Tram driver at the Sands

“I’ve got you under my skin” There is no spinning glass ball, there is no big band, Nelson Riddle isn’t conducting. “I’ve got you deep in the heart of me”…

Dog Toys that make sense

Walk into any pet shop and there is a wall, yes a whole wall full of toys. Toy bones, toy balls, toy squeezes, toy bowls, toy bats and more. So…

I think I am, therfore, I am. I think.

I was listening to a podcast with designer Massimo Vignelli. He said the most interesting thing. He said when you are designing, always look at the essence of things, not…

My daughters’ words

I just had a birthday. It was the first time that I am this old. It is the first time that I had a birthday without both my mother and…

What would you say?

When both your parents pass away within the same year, it makes you think. You start to wonder what it’s all about; what it means to be a parent. You…

Manheater

So, I was walking my dog the other night. It was cold and dark, when suddenly she runs off and no matter how much I call she doesn’t respond. I…

Can a tomato change the world?

Today I planted some tomato plants. I always remember home grown tomatoes that my father had once cultivated in the small back yard, that was hidden away in a small…