The Joy of Intimacy

This week Aeon published my essay, The Joy of Intimacy, which looks at love and intimacy in the age of polyamory. It had an amazing response on Twitter and became one of Aeon’s most popular articles of the month with 15,000 views on the first day and 45,000 plus views two days later. You can…

The elusive self

Due to some cock up with EE, I’ve had no phone this past week and so yesterday I decided to fly away on my bicycle – the kids were at school; my work could wait. It was the perfect day to go and get mindful with Marina Abromovic. Arriving at the Serpentine Gallery http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/ (I got…

And so

I’ve written a story about a man who likes to talk to a woman on the telephone. He knows that she’s in love with him, and he’s determined that he isn’t in love with her; only he likes to have her there. He makes contact with her, and he always picks up when she calls….

Caught in the moment

Today, I saw this video for the first time and kept going back to it. Leckey so brilliantly captures the intimacy of those clubbing moments when everything falls away and the dancing, music and company feels as if it is the best it can ever be. I love the rawness of his material and the…