I clicked to see J-Law

Man views private pictures of naked lady, feels bad Back when there were only around 100,000 tweets on the subject I clicked through to see the hacked and leaked nude photos of the actress Jennifer Lawrence. My initial twinge of guilt has since been transformed by the pages of commentary into a weary feeling of depression over thoughts of theft, objectification and sexism in the 21st century. It would be

I can’t be bothered to do anything, anymore, ever

Why boredom is your friend My Nana once said, when faced with three listless grandchildren, ‘only boring people get bored’. Mostly she was right. The past few weeks have felt a little listless. I have visited projects like rooms of my house, stood in their doorways and then walked out again. I am standing in the hallway of my brain, staring out of the window and berating myself for being

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Don’t let fear get in the way of what is most important to you Last week I attended a session run by life coach Rachael Stevens about setting career goals and thinking more positively. Our group of actors, writers and theatre makers began by identifying and sharing our ‘rocking chair’ perspective –what would we like to see our lives had been when we were 80 years old and looking back?

Tiny Kindnesses and Courageous Acts

Good acts do not have to be grand One morning in the office where I worked a colleague came up to me. She said, “I’m sorry, what is your name?” I told her. Then she said, “I just wanted to say thank you. You probably don’t remember but on my first day here you opened the door to me. You asked me asked my name and you welcomed me. It

You’d be famous by now

Are you still unknown? You’re probably past it. Recently, while talking about creative endeavours, someone commented that ‘Paul won’t be famous now, it’s too late’. Though it was an off the cuff comment it stung a little and stayed with me. Did it bother me that fame might now forever elude my vocational efforts as a writer? I have not harboured the desire to be a famous person (though I