October 22, 2020 in Dag

Getting there is half the fun – but lots of the work

There are two things in life I really enjoy. And no, being grumpy isn’t one of them (though I do enjoy that as well). I’m talking about two of my particular pleasures – travelling and writing.

I think there are a lot of similarities between the two. Both involve going on journeys. Both involve visiting places you’ve never been to before – or maybe returning to places and seeing them with different eyes. The main difference is that travelling involves going to places in the real world while writing involves going to places in your imagination.

October 15, 2020 in Dag

House – 2: Fire – nil

Normally, coming up with a topic for this blog can be a bit of a challenge. Is there something new and topical I can talk about? Or do I need to go back to my regular themes of writing, music and being grumpy, and see if there’s anything I can draw out.

Well, this week I don’t have that problem at all. This week has been far too eventful for my liking. So while my stress levels have gone sky-high, it has at least provided me with something a bit novel to write about.

October 8, 2020 in Dag

I look like a muppet on Zoom – and I think that’s a good thing

I’ve been working from home now for just about 6 months. That’s half a year when I’ve barely left the house. Half a year when making the commute to work means walking to another room. Half a year when my closest work companions are my immediate family.

October 1, 2020 in Dag

It’s hard work being an underappreciated genius

I have a number of ways to describe what I do.

Sometimes I’m simply a writer. Other times, I like to get a bit more creative. I could be a creativist, or an imaginarian, or possibly just a fabulist or a make-it-up-as-he-goes-along-ologist.

But lately, I’ve begun to think of another way to describe myself. I’m feeling like I may design a new business card, and emblazon two words on the front – underappreciated genius.

September 24, 2020 in Dag

Being bad doesn’t make you funny

Last week I did music. This week, as I wheel around the limited range of themes I address in my blog, I find myself delighted to land on grumpy again.

I love my grumpy posts. I feel like these are the times when I get to expose the real me – the man behind the mask. So here we go. It’s time to get grumpy. And the target for my grumpiness is possibly the least likely topic you could think of. Funny movies.