It's finally happened - I've forgotten the joy of writing! Guess I should be glad it happened sooner for me than later. You see, I started my writing life a long time ago though I didn't know it then. As with most, writing first came by way of elementary school. There, we all had to … Continue reading The Joy of Writing – for its own sake!
Photo by BROTE studio on Pexels.com That's right. You heard me. Today's International Men's Day! Well, all I can say is... WHAT??!! I mean we're all over the place when it comes to the women, right? There's the far more famous annual International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8th, which I wrote about before. Also, … Continue reading International MEN’S Day?! Today? Shut up!
I know I’m supposed to offer grace, but I can’t. Not now, not yet. Not when I’m still living through my Waterloo; my daily dose of stay home parenting blues.What am I talking about you ask? I’m talking about “model breadwinning fathers" Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash There are many such "model breadwinning fathers", … Continue reading “Model breadwinning fathers” make stay home dads look like losers
Photo by Bersam on Unsplash Twirl How fastThese ceiling fans they twirlMy mind's a whirl just looking Is it Sunday now or Tuesday?It's never been this blurMy memory But you, you go so fast tooIn and out of my wardZipping pastThe cold side rails of my sickly sterilised bedOn the way to Never Never (Never?) … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #2
Hey guys After clearing up the dinner table just now, I turned around and you were gone! That was fast. Was your mom about to launch into another round of "Dating 101" with you both? Hahaha... You know she means well. We both want you boys to be on the active lookout for a life … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #7 Haters/Gossipers/Flaw-pointers
I've written many posts about the art of writing but today, I thought I would take a step back to consider a basic fact: Writers are first and foremost readers. In days gone by, when life was simple and serene, an evening of pleasure and joy often meant sitting down on one's favourite living room … Continue reading The Value and Pleasure of Re-reading
HURL There’s the wallRun to it and Hurl yourself against itAgain and again and againDon’t waste it Til you’re completely bruised and batteredTil you fall to the ground all spent and splattered Here’s another Throw yourself at it tooLike a long-lost friendBack from world’s end Wrap your arms around itAgain and again and againDon’t relent It’s like … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #1
Hey guys, How you been? I'll be honest. You both not making it back for meals on weekends? It's a phenomenon that's happening more often these days than your mom and I care for. Sighhh...this dad is hardly seeing his sons anymore. And to think it seemed like only yesterday I was still trying to … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #6 The Name-droppers
Photo by CBS via Getty Images You sit and you slog, trying to write something brilliant for posterity. You dig deep to pull out the gems from the inner mines of your very heart and soul, your very being. Gems that you believe are there. Out of sight but waiting to be discovered, like a … Continue reading Margaret Atwood on Writers: “We’re duplicitous!”
Picture from ABC.net.au Yesterday was the official start of our annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) happening between Oct 30 and Nov 6. As with most events this year, practically everything in SWF would be conducted online. Now the kick-off event last evening threw up a name that I had heard of but whose work I … Continue reading Zadie Smith on Writing: “It’s a Performance!”