The poem, “To Laugh Often and Much,” was credited to 19th-century American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, poet, and friend of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Albert Edward Wiggam in 1951. Continue reading
Category: Love Letters
Make. Believe. Copywriter.
I never thought I’d end up being a copywriter for twenty-plus years on three continents, run two and a half marathons, train to teach yoga in India, Canada, Austria and the Czech Republic — and actually teach it in Australia, Canada and Malta. They just seemed like good ideas at the time.Continue reading
Love Letters: The Art & Soul Edition
Love Letters was a biweekly brew of font-focused briefs for creatives craving handcrafted vintage and retro type, tips and tools — made by real, live humans with paper, pencils and pens (and coffee.) Continue reading
When my eldest son, Matt, was about three years old, my wife was working evening and night shifts as a nurse on the dementia and palliative care wards in a nursing home.
Many mornings Matt and I had hit the road — him for daycare and me to work — before she got home from an all-nighter. Continue reading
Another Hitchhiker’s Guide
Back in the early 80s, long before he authored, The BIG Picture — Insights from the Spiritual World, Garry and I spent a number of months on the road together, travelling first to a remote almost-nothingness named Trutch Continue reading
David Ogilvy on Copywriting
I came across David Ogilvy’s letter “I am a lousy copywriter” years ago on the Letters of Note website. I printed, laminated and Blu-Tack-ed it to one of my kitchen cupboard doors to remind me that I’m not the only schmuck who gets stuck.Continue reading
Sun Water Reports
Bermuda rooftops are clad with white-painted (traditionally limestone) tiles and meant to be kept immaculately clean because they are the front line in the collection of rainwater.Continue reading
Less of Leonard Cohen
“You know who said it best? Leonard Cohen. He meditated all those years at Mt. Baldy Zen Center, often for twelve hours at a time. In an interview, he said his storyline just wore itself out.”Continue reading