A Life Less Ordinary

RAISED ON A DIET of American self-help books in my teens probably had something to do with my relative weirdness.

Tony Robbins had me believe I could walk through walls. Wayne Dyer convinced me that my limiting thoughts had created the wall. Richard Bandler made me doubt whether the walls even existed. Read more

Kindles, Cats and Cold Showers

CHRISTMAS HAS COME AND GONE. A period in the Reid household where the magical fifth gear of gluttony is activated, powering through chocolate selection boxes, chomping down Ferrero Rocher‘s and guzzling bottles of Shloer.

Returning to something like normality again, I figured it was time for a fresh post – an update of sorts. Read more

Big, Scary Goals

You know the type.

Batshit crazy to others. Except you.
A goal that makes you pee your pants a little just thinking about it.
Something you’ve dreamt of all your life but kept hidden from others for fear of judgement or ridicule.
A goal so ambitious it looks impossible, given the current snapshot of your life. Read more

The Wit and Wisdom of George Carlin

I only recently got into Carlin.

Watching youtube videos of some of his old performances, he had an inimitable way of telling the ugly, unvarnished truth about society in a way that you couldn’t help but laugh at.

How I never heard of him before is beyond me, regularly featuring in Top 100 lists of the best comedians of all time, usually trading top spot with Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks. Read more

Guest Posts and Networking

Guest Blogger Post SeriesFor the past month, I’ve been shamelessly whoring myself around other WordPress sites, offering to write a guest post or (ego in check), provide an author interview.

Self-publishing a novel with aspirations of it finding an audience outside the Reid family necessitates a need to bang my own publicity drum. I’m no Tolstoy but I do believe that if I can’t better, then I can certainly get close to matching some of the self-published titles that I’ve read; titles considered ‘successful’. Read more