Me before me…

Do you ever look back at old photographs of yourself or reminisce and that person, the you that you are thinking of, feels like a completely different person? Our social media platforms sometimes include a 'memories' function where you can be reminded of exactly where you were, what you were doing, and what you wrote … Continue reading Me before me…

On luck and privilege…

“It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve … Continue reading On luck and privilege…

Talking to strangers…

A true short story of one of my favourite random meetings. It was my last full day in London before my 8pm flight that evening. It was a warm, bright, sunny London day and I was running low on cash so, avoiding the lure of the shops, I opted to walk one of my favourite … Continue reading Talking to strangers…