Overload

Less input, more stillness

It’s hard to stop. And it’s hard to see this for what it is: an addiction. A craving – a compulsion – that none of us asked for, yet it crept into us as we went along with the modern world’s frantic evolution of communication technology.

We see the older generations as backwards. Not with the times. Struggling to operate a BlackBerry, or some other dated relic from the technological dark ages just ten years ago. They’re not constantly communicating. They’re out of the loop. Continue reading

Surviving ‘Rona

For many of us, lockdown brought some great opportunities: working from home and the flexible hours that come with that; more time with loved ones; fuel and time savings; and much more.

But, months later, some of those very benefits may have turned against us…occasionally. What are your challenges? And how have you been surviving them? Continue reading

Overload

It’s hard to stop. And it’s hard to see this for what it is: an addiction. A craving – a compulsion – that none of us asked for, yet it crept into us as we went along with the modern world’s frantic evolution of communication technology.

We see the older generations as backwards. Not with the times. Struggling to operate a BlackBerry, or some other dated relic from the technological dark ages just five years ago. They’re not constantly communicating. They’re out of the loop. Continue reading

To Share or not to Share: a writer’s dilemma

social media sharing platforms

The logic is that the more you publicise something, the greater the chance it’ll reach more people. And the more people it reaches, the greater the chance of it benefiting a larger audience.

But that’s how it looks on the surface.

There’s a deeper reality which we cannot see. An underbelly that we do not understand. An unseen world that we have no access to – yet that’s the realm in which the real impact occurs. Continue reading

Input overload: how do you cope?

We see it all around us: news, alerts, information. It hits us from every angle: getting to us through print, digital, and audio means. It’s not enough that we face general streams of content flooding our senses. We’ve personalised it, too. We receive customised feeds and notifications on our computers (when we’re working), and phones (which are always with us…always on). Continue reading

Chill

At this time of year, we take out our heaters, blankets, thermals. We prepare ourselves for months of cold, wet and difficult conditions.

But while we do this, and while we may suffer from the cold, we must remember that there are many out there who suffer a lot worse than we do in these cold days and nights. There are those who live in run down homes, shacks and informal dwellings. Worse still, some are homeless. Continue reading