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Create Chaos to Find Quiet: An Epilogue, 2016

11 January 2017

It’s not often that I greet New Year with indifference. On the contrary, I’m notorious for indulging in it. But a change of attitude is exactly what’s needed - so...

“Of the highest class.” A moment on A.A. Gill

11 December 2016

A.A. Gill's short article about a talented young colleague who passed away in 2012 remains one of my favourite pieces of writing. Continue reading →

Can I have my moment, please?

5 November 2016

I've put months of effort into a new project at work that's been credited to half the organisation. What makes us go the extra mile when there's no guarantee of reward at the end of...

The day that changed me forever

29 October 2016

October 28th still registers as one of the most important days in my calendar after a horrible incident 17 years ago. It's a day that changed me forever. Continue reading →