You’ve been dumped, enjoy

I really thought I would not write this post. However, the whole situation, no, the whole trend is so ridiculous that I had to share my thoughts on the matter. Let me start by saying I am happy and thankful to all the people who provided background material for this post. I wish them all…

Write me a letter

Handwriting is a skill. Nowdays, it’s even a talent, a rarity, a gift. Beautiful handwriting is an art of it’s own. Some call it calligraphy and buy special pens and paper for the practice of it. Some, like myself, have been taught when we were kids. We can write beautifully. We can write clearly. We can…

Are we old? How? BrAngelina reference.

How do we measure our oldness? How and when do we decide that this is it, we are no longer a ‘young generation’, no longer at forefront of society… How? Why? When? Who cares? I read this article in one of the most ‘with it’ and ‘up there” magazines SNOB. It is basically on who…

Why do we ‘share’? My Digital Sabbatical Day 2. Conclusions

My recent experiment with Digital Sabbatical led me to thinking… why do we socialise in social media? Why do we ‘share’? Why do we share articles, photos, quotes, events? Why do we tag posts and friends? Why do we? Like and share Twit and re-twit InstaFollow and InstaLike Counting Followers, collecting likes, twitting all the…

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Once again, I missed all the hype with this book. I did not buy it when it first came out. I did not give in to the promotions of this book and numerous reviews. If you ask me now, I won’t be able to tell you why and when I finally gave in, succumbed to…

Writing Stories That Are Popular With Both Children and Adults

Originally posted on Henry Walton:
I have had the pleasure and privilege to write a series of humorous stories that have found wide popularity with both children and adults. I am asked regularly how one writes books that appeal to young and old alike and that is a good question. You might guess that I…

My Digital Sabbatical. Day 1.

How do you start being offline? Are there any rules? Is there any protocol or etiquette to adhere to? I don’t know. Thus, I am making it all up as I go. This Saturday morning I turned off Wi-Fi and Mobile Data on my phone. I logged out of all the online accounts. I did…

Perfetti Sconosciuti. Perfect Strangers

Una publica, una privata e una segreta Today I had  Artist Date with myself. Actually, I had a movie date with my mum. But it turned out to very creativity-provoking event. We went to see Perfect Strangers  movie (Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2016). Honestly, I did not know what to expect. I did not even read…

My Digital Sabbatical Experiment: Setting

After reading this article on Write Life Remedy for creativity burnout, I’ve decided to try it out. I mean what can possibly go wrong? What can possibly go bad? Here are the settings for my experiment: This weekend I am turning off my Facebook profile, Twitter and Messenger Starting this Friday 16th September 2016, I am…

Lost and confused minority… I am

I am not Lesbian I am not Transgender I am not Feminist I am not a person of colour I am not a refugee I am not Muslim I am not repressed, oppressed, exiled, unemployed, misplaced or homeless. I am not mentally  ill or disabled I am not left nor right. I do not belong…

Obvious order of things

An egg before a chicken or a chicken before an egg. Eternal question with no clear answer. Obvious order of things would be… Yeah, there are as many variations as there are people on this planet. However, what I am talking about here is my obvious order of things Literary. My obvious order is no order…