The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?

They're easy to read Lists gives you a sense of achievement People like to see items on lists they've already completed to check them off No imagination on the part of the writers? Attention spans are ... Have you noticed they never seem to go much higher than the mid-teens?  Think about the psychology.  I've read listicles citing the three … Continue reading The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?

The Beach

The last 2 weeks have been a new hell.  A sinus infection raged out of control for at least a week.  I couldn't sleep well at night, the pain in my forehead, my jaw and seemingly my teeth waking me up.  The ache in my right ear every time I swallowed.  The stuff I was blowing … Continue reading The Beach

Phraseology

Two phrases have stuck with me recently. #1. Get your life how you want it I watched a 5 minute doco tonight on the 7:30 Report featuring a farmer who when drought forced him to lease his property, started creating sculptures from spanners.  Yes, that's right, spanners.  And they are quite beautiful.  Here's a link to check … Continue reading Phraseology