So 2014 has powered on, oddly indifferent to my wish to turn back time.
I feel like I am starting off where I was last year, and 2013 was an anomaly, a jump in the track, one giant *bleep* to
‘Let’s start over, shall we?’
This is a year for coming to one’s senses. Starting with a resolution to combat a certain DVD addiction by reading one book for every program watched.
My inspiration for this comes from Nina Badzin, who reminded me that, once upon a fairytale ago, I used to be a member of the “Society of Late Night Readers”. I wanted in again.
But, as she so rightly pointed out, new year resolutions take more than a vague intention just to ‘read more books’.
In the spirit of ‘doing’ instead of ‘dreaming’, let me introduce you to a deliciously irreverent Australian writer.
Mr Harry Pants (or iPants as he’s known on the blog) promised me “a crazy, stupid love story”.
What I got was a swift trip through the divorce induced midlife crisis of a tragically endearing Wallace.
He’s an old dog who doesn’t really want to learn new tricks, or meet bald rats, or encounter the sharp end of his gardener’s… Well anyway.
Life has a funny way of making us do things we don’t want to do, to find out what we DO.
The story is LOL funny in an Aussie, oh-so-wrong, politically incorrect way.
But if you can (ahem) swallow all of that you will find a vulnerable, honest, touching tale of humanity in a world designed for cyborgs.
Irreverent. Uplifting. Life-changing.
When I read Midlife, in Wallace’s words, “I had that feeling I was falling behind, too slow for my life as it unfolded before me”.
That was right before we both threw back a large shot of scotch.
And decided – time to wake up and get on with it!
There’s a video nearing completion (sing hallelujah), a blog somewhere in the imaginary phase of a major design overhaul, a toy dog size series yelping at me to be freed from digital dust mites.
You may find me a little quieter than usual while I do all that. But in the meantime, I hope you will be brave and take a little trip with Wallace.
You can find Midlife here, and word has it the price has been reduced to 99 cents just for you.
Ready. Set. Let’s Go!
What’s in store for you in 2014?