Shadow and Flame

That title, “Shadow and Flame”, may sound a little familiar to you if you’ve read Tolkien. It’s the description that he gives to the Balrog, demons who had fallen from previous grace and corrupted in ancient times. It’s wonderfully evocative, providing an immediate visual and uses the words in a complementary fashion, to support this …

Giving & Getting Support

My professional life has been centred around “problem solving” and providing support to people, primarily regarding technical issues. Not to over-generalize, but I think that is a common path for many men - that role of “fixer” that we either gravitate to, or are directed towards. For myself, I’ve come to see how fixing “something” …

Habits & Gravity

A few weeks ago, I was listening to an episode of “DarrenDaily”, the daily podcast of motivational speaker & coach Darren Hardy, and he relayed the story of a student & master walking through a forest. The master directed the student to destroy a small shoot starting to appear through the undergrowth. The student did …