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How To Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant

I’m about to lose my job. It’s a long story, but the Reader’s Digest version is...

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What If We Hadn’t Met?

I think  Joan Wickersham is my muse. Wickersham is an American writer – most famous for her...

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Friday Pix: Some Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: a. As...

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  • How To Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant

    I’m about to lose my job. It’s a long story, but the Reader’s Digest version is that I work for a large, British NGO in London that just lost a big chunk of its government funding. As a result of that decision, my entire department is being shut down at the end of July. The […]

    Posted on July 21, 2017 0 comments
  • What If We Hadn’t Met?

    I think  Joan Wickersham is my muse. Wickersham is an American writer – most famous for her memoir, The Suicide Index – who also writes regularly for The Boston Globe. An essay of hers about how married couples communicate sparked a part of my own entitled, The Secret Language of Long-Term Marriages which I shared here last month. And now she’s published […]

    Posted on June 12, 2017 0 comments
  • Friday Pix: Some Recommended Reading For The Weekend

    On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: a. As a long-time This American Life fan, I found this piece by Ira Glass about the death of a grown-up friend very moving. b. A friend sent through a terrific-looking list of books about growth in middle age. I can’t wait to dive […]

    Posted on June 2, 2017 0 comments
  • Desert Island Discs: Narrating Your Life Through Music

    There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. where I live called Desert Island Discs. The premise behind the show is quite simple: a guest is invited by the host choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. But it’s really a vehicle for getting famous people – whether that’s Bill […]

    Posted on May 22, 2017 0 comments
  • The Secret Language of Long Term Marriages

    I once read an article about the underlying codes governing long-term relationships that really struck a chord. It was an essay by writer Joan Wickersham about the ways in which, over time, couples develop their own private lexicons with which to communicate with one another. Wickersham talks about this dynamic within the context of marriage, but her point applies […]

    Posted on May 5, 2017 0 comments