Writing has the power to heal us.
Schoolyard bullies grow older—they often don’t grow up.
That’s the bad news. The good news is you don’t need to remain a helpless victim.
Motorcycling can’t be “told,” it has to be experienced.
Where does one even start explaining the sensation of riding on the open road—the wind in your face, the throbbing engine tucked between your knees— to the uninitiated? It’s similar to attempt describing the eerie silence following a fresh snowfall, the only sound the crunch-crunch of your poles as you cross-country ski along an early morning trail.
When we agreed to go kloofing, we had no idea what we had said yes to.
It remains astounding with how much ease my wife and I, three years into being married, (childless at that stage), had consented to the adventure.
I give up. I can’t do this anymore. It’s not working out. How many time have we uttered words along those lines?
Aren’t you giddy with excitement about the New Year? Or do you cringe in a corner, hiding under a blanket by the fire, groaning, “Life sucks!”
Imagine, 360 glorious days in which to do remarkable things, to have a phenomenal year! Or not.
Poetry is dead.
Or is it? Poetry is a fringe literary endeavor as far as most of us are concerned. We all had to read and learn poetry at school and that was that. Few of us read poetry for pleasure, and only the brave write it. Poets, well . . . they’re eccentric.
I don’t have time for reading.
You must have heard this one before. Many people struggle to read one book a year. I always cringe when I hear this. How can someone not love reading?
I hate walking on ice.
Within walking distance from our home is a narrow strip of forest—preserved boreal forest within the city boundaries. In winter this gorgeous piece of bush turns into a leafless affair with compacted iced-over walking paths. (A place I can’t get enough of in summer, but avoid like the plaque in winter.)
Rules are there for a reason!
True—for the most part. Rules are there to keep citizens safe, keep a society civilized, and preserve law and order. No question about that.