Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

Last Wednesday I wrote about how most of my fellow countrymen are staying masked outdoors even though Covid regulations here have been relaxed recently. I lamented that it seemed such a shame, as many faces including my (cough) forever handsome 25-year-old one, have stayed hidden for two long years. [For those new here, you’ll need … Continue reading Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

How connections and creative conversations help my writing aggregate

As a writer, most of my writing time is spent in solitude feverishly typing away. Or at the very least in silent contemplation when I’m stuck in a rut. Either way, it stands to reason my best writing times would be when the world’s asleep. When my words can flow unhindered like a gentle stream, … Continue reading How connections and creative conversations help my writing aggregate

Three reasons why Covid19 agitates introverts like me

Covid19 has taken over my life in unexpected ways. Tho I’m not confined because I’m on a stay home notice, and I’m not being quarantined, I am a lot more easily irritable and agitated these days. For a while, I couldn’t quite understand why. But now I think I do. I seriously suspect that this … Continue reading Three reasons why Covid19 agitates introverts like me

2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?

In the first of my year-end series of musings, I talked about how my 2020 really started a year earlier. Today, I want to “bring it home” so to speak by asking: What does home look like in 2020? We’re all used to thinking of home as the place to come back to. The place … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?

Parenting Motivations #2 – Never “take your eyes off the prize”

When my wife and I first made C’s glasses 26 months ago, the lenses were at 200 degrees (each!). No doubt high for an eight-year-old. But since we ourselves were bespectacled (his brother too), it wasn’t surprising. Disappointing yes, but not surprising. Sadly, four days ago, we were dealt another blow when we visited the … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #2 – Never “take your eyes off the prize”

Parenting in reverse #2: my Mother’s Day musing

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and wherever you’re celebrating this, I hope it’s a memorable one for you and your mom. With food, photos and fun for the whole family. For me though, it feels like just another day to step out for a meal with my mom; nothing more. Even that isn’t a particularly welcome … Continue reading Parenting in reverse #2: my Mother’s Day musing

Growing up lonely – with chick lit books!

I have a confession to make about books, one I’ve told no one before. Not even my wife.     Ready?         I grew up on the entire series of Malory Towers and The Twins at St. Clare’s, by acclaimed children’s author Enid Blyton. And when I grew older, I read women’s classics like Little Women and Pride … Continue reading Growing up lonely – with chick lit books!

‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

On Father’s Day 2021, my musings on the losses and gains of being a stay home dad {A version of this post first appeared here in a local news publication Todayonline. Also, check out a reader’s beautifully written and resonating response to my piece here.} When it comes to parenting, one truth remains today: Fathers … Continue reading ‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

Writing is really hard work – let no one tell you different!

If you’ve been following and reading my blog for a while now, let me first say a big Thank You! Cos, make no mistake, writing IS hard work. So having an audience really affirms my efforts! Here’s hoping as long as I keep at it and keep posting, you’ll keep reading and (maybe) keep helping … Continue reading Writing is really hard work – let no one tell you different!