The comfort zone is so comfortable

I don’t watch that much TV but one show I’m really digging at the moment is Star Trek: Lower Decks. In an episode entitled Where Pleasant Fountains Lie, there’s a scene in which Rutherford is nervous about an assignment on an alien ship, away from his familiar surroundings. “You need to get outside your comfortContinue reading “The comfort zone is so comfortable”

All my systems are nervous

Today was a funny old day. It started out like a pretty normal Friday in WA. I grabbed a coffee from my favourite cafe on my way into work. Recent talk of COVID-19 spreading through the ventilation in hotels was sort of in the back of my mind. But mostly I was thinking about whatContinue reading “All my systems are nervous”

Keeping well and breathing

It’s the 21st of December, which means it’s time to play the greatest Australian Christmas song of all time — “How to Make Gravy” by Paul Kelly. The classic tale of a man who finds himself in prison over the holidays while his family gets together without him and makes gravy incorrectly, probably. It’s alsoContinue reading “Keeping well and breathing”

We are who we are for a lot of reasons

Last year (I think… I’ve lost all concept of time in 2020) I was asked an interesting question by an old friend: “Have you always been this shy? Or did something happen to you when you were little?” At the time I said, “I’ve always been like this”, which I believe to be true. AndContinue reading “We are who we are for a lot of reasons”

The masked music fan

Dear Diary, Before the pandemic, if I was out and about for “non-essential” reasons, there was a pretty high likelihood I was going to a gig. I love live music. For someone who took piano lessons for roughly a third of their life, my own playing is rubbish, but I get a buzz out ofContinue reading “The masked music fan”