James Greig

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Why I skipped Christmas this year

I was scared to write this post before Christmas Day itself because I wasn’t sure I would follow through with my plan. Maybe I would turkey out at the last...

S O H N — “The Wheel”

When a track sends a shiver down your spine in the first few seconds of listening, it's generally a sign that you're onto something good.  But sharing discoveries on social...

Creativity is a habit, not a feeling

Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2004-2005 There’s a profile question on an online dating service that I (hate to) use, asking how you want to spend your retirement. Amongst the crappy preset...

Sometimes I don’t want to…

Get up in the morning Go to work Tell the truth Tell a lie Talk to ANYONE Do what you think I should Do what I thought I would Let...

Complaining is silly. Act or forget.

There’s usually an interval of a couple of minutes between me broadcasting a throwaway remark or snide comment on Twitter… and me deleting the tweet. I’ll see it nestled amongst...

Itching the scratch

On my walk around the park this afternoon a kid was throwing a temper tantrum at the side of the path. His mum asked him “Why are you choosing to behave...