I need a spring clean

I mean with snow on the ground in the middle of March, it's sure doesn't feel like spring. But the little glimpse we got after our last bout of snow has made me take a look at where I'm heading. Yes, a change of the seasons means a re-evaluation of myself and what I do.... Continue Reading →


In your 20s: How to make time when you “literally don’t have TIME!”

Here's the answer: you do have time. Now some of you out there just read that and thought: "Do you know me?! Man, what a load of [insert appropriate expletive here]". Others of you said: "Tell me more..." I've been both of those people. I got out of uni, things didn't change much apart from:... Continue Reading →

“your first half-marathon…”

I heard that you would die. But I also heard a lot of people managed it and as I stood in the crippling cold for 1.5 hours, my toes slowly losing consciousness and my fingers following shortly after, and watched every shape and size of man and woman take a space within their race pens,... Continue Reading →

my new writing process…

Writing for a job is strange. I couldn't have predicted it. But it seems weird when something that was your life's main passion becomes the reason you want money. It seems weird to take enjoyment from my job but more so to have the seamless transition between what I do for a living and what... Continue Reading →

I know nothing…

It shouldn't have been shocking how little I knew about Roman history. I knew very little about history at all past the Tudors and even then I still got lost in the names of Henry's 6 wives despite the fact that I had loved that period of history and for a while was obsessed with... Continue Reading →


Rome is just so unassuming. I think that's where it's charm comes from. There are monuments and statues dotted all over the map - points of interest that would seem huge and very significant - but also very hard to find.I remember when Kem and I found out that our hotel was 30 minutes from... Continue Reading →

hand of god.

The electricity of life Hums through the chasm where the hand of God stretches for Adam. In the space of their parting; A privilege departing The reconciliation of human and creator happens.


I see them; Ants in the belly of the colosseum Weaving their way in delirium to triumph Feeling the pulse of 70,000 electric heartbeats And the feet that stamp in anticipation. The heat that takes the day The many Romans that await the champion Gladiator to gladiator Iron on iron Chest to chest and fist... Continue Reading →

Vatican & Sistine Chapel

It was very difficult to understand what I felt about the Sistine Chapel - even when I was out of it. It was a sensory overload. But I knew that it was beautiful! My artistic vision felt overwhelmed by what I saw and the fact that I was seeing paintings which were originals from Michael... Continue Reading →


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