Like a moth to a flame

One of the things that’s always fascinated me is the way moths are attracted to a light yet are considered nocturnal creatures. I’ve read a few articles as to why this is the most ‘scientific’ explanation suggests that it has something to do with their navigation system. According to Mike Saunders and Penn State University, “Moths often use the moon to orient themselves during night … Continue reading Like a moth to a flame

The ironic abundance of scarcity

I’ve waited in a queue for five hours for limited concert tickets lamenting that the wait was longer than the actual show. I then turned down plentiful tickets to the same band available at half the cost (and half the effort). I’ve fussily pored over the best looking fruit turning my nose up at a whole shelf of produce; then I’ve been grateful that the … Continue reading The ironic abundance of scarcity

They told me “It’s for your success…”

I turned down a job the other day that would have solved a lot of my problems. Great company, great job responsibility, great team, healthy budgets to work with, good compensation, a working visa and they wanted me to start immediately. It sounded almost too good to be true, particularly in the closing months to Christmas. Many thought I’d be mad to turn it down; … Continue reading They told me “It’s for your success…”

The small details are the reason you care

I noticed when you didn’t wash your hands. I noticed when you borrowed something and didn’t put it back. I noticed when you put a scratch on my car and didn’t tell me. I noticed when you were late and didn’t apologise. I noticed when you didn’t hold my hand the same way you used to. I noticed when you said that it didn’t matter … Continue reading The small details are the reason you care

I sold my life for a $2 waffle maker

Well, I survived my first Thanksgiving in the US. Although it’s not over yet – I have one more lunch tomorrow so perhaps I shouldn’t speak so soon. It reminds me a lot of Christmas Day meets Australia Day. Except there’s less bogans (Australian Rednecks) and no ‘oi oi oi’ being crassly shouted from cars. I don’t miss that. I do miss beach barbecues however. … Continue reading I sold my life for a $2 waffle maker

The real reason you need to practice

Today was the first day I’ve ever rowed in a double. A double is a boat with two people and an oar each. I’ve rowed in a single scull (two oars), an eight, a four, a quad (eight oars) and even a double scull (two people/two oars each). But never a double. I’ve always looked at them suspiciously because they represent the ultimate in balance … Continue reading The real reason you need to practice

How do you eat an elephant?

I remember as a kid having the fear of diving into a cold pool. I’d take twenty minutes to toe dip and think about the consequences, feeling it one more time to check if it was still cold. Meanwhile, my sister had already jumped in, accepted the reality and her body had adjusted to the temperature. Within seconds she went from ‘OMG!’ to ‘it’s beautiful … Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?