The Listening Problem (What am I doing Wrong?)
Is it possible to listen too well? I’ve had the experience, more than once, where I’ve listened, someone has shared far too much, stopped themselves and then didn’t know what to do next. And I’ve left it. And them.
Valentine’s Day (at the Motor Show)
It was Valentine’s Day. The day when all true lovers should be with one another. Which meant of course that I was by myself. Or more truthfully with my younger brother. Who was staying with me for a while. As that day was hot and the distance close, we decided to go to the Brisbane…
Spiders in Space
Part of my domestic duties as a father involved spacing spiders. Not Daddy-Long-Legs. In time I learned they were harmless (they were a deterrent to other spiders). Like Jupiter and most comets. So left them to orbit just as they pleased
It’s all housework to me
She gave me that look. As if to say, what are you doing? At that moment my hands were elbow deep in the kitchen sink. Washing up.
Why would you ever…
That is be paid and then played as a technical writer.Because the normal rules of project management and good manners simply do not apply as best addressed by the following three points… Magic Most people think we create documents by weaving gossamer out of nothing. We’re magicians. Which means many managers, stakeholder and subject matter…
So? What’s Next?
So? What’s next? As President Bartlet in the West Wing would say, and did.
She was right
She’ll come back to you, the girl sitting opposite me said. And nearly stood up when she said it. For she was absolutely certain. You’re wrong I thought. This dark haired pixie faced child whisperer had promoted herself. To daughter predictor. Mine. You can’t possibly be that sure. You don’t know her it me or…
He wanted his fifty. I knew it. They knew it too.
How I was touched by Everybody’s Oma (Movie Review)
You may have seen the viral videos. Turning a kitchen into a supermarket. Or a front yard into Sydney’s aquarium. All for Oma… If you’d followed Everybody’s Oma on social media, you’d probably know Henderik van Genderen’s (“Puck” ) story in greater detail. You’d expect the movie to be a continuation. And you’d be right.…
“Apostate,” she hissed in my face.
The other side of the counter…
With the incessant flight delays, one should also step a little beyond one’s own upset and realise the following. Anyone in customer service can’t be in it for the money. There isn’t enough money in this world or the next…