Musings: Camera Goggles


  You know the feeling. Looking at the world through technicolour filters and a plastic lens. When you see something completely astounding or breathtakingly beautiful, and your hands reach instinctively for your phone or DSLR to capture the moment before it passes you by. Ironically, in taking the time to nail that perfect shot, it […]

Musings: The Art of Free Falling


“Life is not a substance, like water or a rock; it’s a process like fire or a wave crashing on the shore.. Our moments are brief against the expanse of eternity.” — Sean Carroll, The Big Picture You are the master of your destiny. The slick war cry of the larger-than-life motivational speakers peddling self-empowerment to the lost. But even […]

Musings: McEmpathy Upsized


It was the end of a long day. The crowd was ravenous. Feet tapping, arms folded, impatient to take their greasy fast food dinners home. I craned my neck to see what was causing the holdup. They were clearly understaffed. I spotted an elderly man in his 70s with an apron clinging on to his frail […]

Musings: Snowflake Theory and Competition


“You are not a simple, unique snowflake. This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.”  – Chuck Palahniuk When I was younger, I used to scoff when people told each other they were special and unique. Like a snowflake, they said. I found it patronising and egotistical. I thought feeling special puts […]