Wisdom from Pink Leopard on a Mission

I had an email from a Pink Leopard the other day. She's reading my book and emailed me in response to a question I ask in it. Why do you do what you do? What drives you?  Here's what she said: "Hi Vicky, Started reading my (your) book and I'm loving it so far...and I [...]

Inside every goat is an octopus pulling levers. Goats are landing craft for octopodes. Just look at their eyes: goats and octopodes have the same eyes.  An octopus is a smart mollusc... it can reason, it can open jars, it can solve puzzles... it's entirely possible it could control a goat from the inside. And, [...]

You’re not busy; you’re lazy

An email arrived from my friend Yinka a while ago, informing me that rather than being productive, I was actually being lazy. My mouth dropped open. I was momentarily outraged.  Then I read on. She'd been listening to an audiobook and heard the narrator say this: "Being Busy is a form of laziness - lazy [...]

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Firstly, a very Happy New Year to you all! Secondly, I'd like you to watch this video please, and follow the instructions. Count the passes. Don't read on until you've watched it.  Have you watched? Okay, I don't believe you – go watch it, then come back. It's [...]