I’m troubled. Not because something is wrong but because, for the first time, everything is right. The world is full of people who care, people who want to give you chances (again and again), people who are full of love and kindness and forgiveness, people whom you can place your trust in and who won’t let you down. Something is ...

The natural alarm outside my window – these two birds I’ve never really seen – went off at approximately 6.45 this morning. After a night of random dreaming, the day was welcomed with a smile. I left the house about 90 minutes later and I’m pretty sure my trishaw driver was recovering from a serious hangover. Either that or he ...

Almost a decade ago, when I first started working, I was exposed to ways of life that I had been brought up to disapprove of. My peers, at the time, explained to me how important it was that I keep an open mind about such things, lest I be considered ‘square’. And I was very, very square. No, not just ...

Last night as I lay down to sleep, I felt a calling, a strange calling that I cannot explain. There were no voices and there was no presence; just a feeling of being pulled away from where I was and towards something, something unnatural. I told myself that I was just tired and falling asleep [...]

“Father, forgive me, for I have lost my faith.” The boy says, afraid to look his maker in the eye. “I asked for happiness and I received it. I asked for stability and it was mine. I asked for many impossible things and they were made possible. And yet, I’ve lost my faith.” He looks out the window at the ...

I look back on this year and all I can seem to say is, WOW. According to the Chinese calendar, this was the year of the Tiger, possibly why it has moved by so fast and ferocious. But speedy as it has been, the lessons it has left behind have been breathtaking, frightening, insightful, life-changing and beautiful. 2010 has taken ...

dance, dance, spread your souls and dance, move the heavens with your intentions, shake the earth with your encore, dance till your feel want more, till they’re sore. rhythm, grind to the rhythm ra da dhum dhum dhum didhim, shock your brain in the rain, in the rain, let it rain, feel the rain, shock your brain. pain, heard of ...

Hello everyone… An aunt of mine living in London is in desperate need of a kidney. Her life depends on it. She’s 71 and very close to our hearts. I’m sending out this random message in a bottle in hopes that someone out there will pick it up and be able to help. If you can then please get in ...

One month, only rice, 3 meals a day. Ok so I may have cheated about 3 times, but that was to be expected no? And what are the results? I’ve lost one kilo!!! I cannot believe it and I’m not even going to try to understand it. I guess I just have to accept the fact that no matter how ...

Staring at the mirror last night (which is something I do all the time), I realized that I have to do something about my weight. I’ve always blamed my slim frame on high metabolism and while that may very well be the case I have to admit I don’t help myself much with all the junk food. I live on ...

Which Way Now? I woke up in the shade of a rock at Peanut Farm, which was about twenty minutes off Arugam Bay, and I looked at all the people who were seated around me. Some of them were laughing, others were fighting sleep and some were busy rolling a joint. It was crazy ...

There is a sound you seldom hear but when you do hear it, it gives you the kind of hope that makes you take life less seriously. You hear it in the sigh of the girl who downs her vodka. You hear it in the laugh of the man listening to his iPod. You can even hear it in the ...

Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. At times it’s a job that takes more out of you than you care to handle. At times it’s a friend who lives life in ways you never would. At times it’s a problem that is beyond your ability to solve. At times it’s an encounter that puts the lost smile back on ...

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