Whether you let them ruin your day is up to you.

We arranged to meet halfway between our houses in the city park and walk together for a while. It’s pretty quiet today. After all, it is late morning on a workday. Something about the angle of the sun in the clear still sky tells me change is coming. Feels like Autumn, even though it’s still technically Summer. I brought a couple of our favourite coffees along for us to drink together. Coffee is nice. It’s something friends do together, I think. Although, it has been a while since I did this now that I think about it more carefully.

We…


Well, to be honest, all writing is—or should be—like this

Alt: colour macro photograph of a sparkler burning bright against a dark background. Image credit: Jez Timms | Unsplash
Alt: colour macro photograph of a sparkler burning bright against a dark background. Image credit: Jez Timms | Unsplash

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You have a spark

it quickly fades

You try to pick it up

to cradle it

Yet it burns so bright

it quickly fades as you embrace

You must release your spark

for if you hold onto it

The spark fades as it crystallises in time

sparks: quintessentially ephemeral

Sparks exist to burn and shine bright

to stand out and be seen

For how can a spark be noticed

if it perpetually lingers?

From your latest spark

you form the idea

Your notion encoded in…


One last stop before Nirvana

Short white furred cat with pink nose lying on bed sleeping photo
Short white furred cat with pink nose lying on bed sleeping photo

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I’ve often considered

that cats

are little Buddhas

cloaked in fur.

A posit somewhat odd, perhaps

so let me break it down for you.

A monk spends their life

pursuing Nirvana

treading the metacosm

between the ephemeral

human world below

and the interminable plane

above and all around

We don’t want to fall down

lest we become

a Hungry Ghost

or worse

without hope

of Enlightenment or break from

Samsara

Equally

we don’t wish to ascend

to a Demigod

or neither higher

over contented

perpetually warring

with…


A lasting hallucination lingers upon waking

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Looking out the insulated glass window

onto the world below

like peering through water

struggling in poor visibility

Matter hanging

suspended in air

still unwavering

with no sign of an apparent tide, ebb or flow.

To wash

and be able

to see the world

once more.

Peering closer

pressing against the window

through my viewport

onto the grimy street below

You spot a disturbance

in the spacetime continuity

notice the distinct resemblance

of something amiss

I cannot place my finger on it

yet, I know

beneath the…


Several of our human qualities have returned thanks to virtual networking

When lockdown struck back in March, my booked face-to-face networking events gradually cancelled one after the other. I work out of dedicated desk space in a local office community. For many writers in a similar position to me, I expect that networking was indeed a primary point of contact with colleagues as well as an entry point and lifeline to the wider business community.

I was saddened when events I had circled in my diary, and others that I made regular appearances to, were not going ahead (of course, I understood why though). …


Integration of fiat and digital currencies means you can spend, invest, trade and manage your funds more efficiently

Colour photograph of a woman holding her smartphone up to a payment terminal.
Colour photograph of a woman holding her smartphone up to a payment terminal.

Digital assets and cryptocurrencies have moved on from a once counterculture movement that was largely in response to the financial crisis of 2008 to become a central component of the financial services industry. Indeed, so far 2020 has seen over 779 billion digital payments processed globally and this number is forecast to exceed one trillion within the next two years.

Online payments operator, PayPal, recently detailed its plans for releasing a digital wallet to consumers next year. The UK’s central bank, Bank of England, released its first report last month in conjunction with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The…


Ten things set to change and impact our daily lives in 2021

Factory line assembly worker wearing PPE black latex gloves and face mask
Factory line assembly worker wearing PPE black latex gloves and face mask

2020 has seen change across the board. First oil prices tumbled and then the transportation industry ground to a halt as demand for virtual working solutions soared. Delays in the rollout of the latest tech and communications solutions compounded this change. 5G rollout slowed and electric car production dropped as top industry names including Tesla furloughed staff and slashed salaries.

Yet, amidst recent upheaval optimism always seems to shine through even the darkest of clouds. Many manufacturers shunned the potential drop in demand for electric vehicles (EV) caused by the initial slowdown in automobile production and use. …


Don’t Let Your Job Derail Your Vocation: Your Calling

Black and white photograph of a typewriter offset to the left of the image.
Black and white photograph of a typewriter offset to the left of the image.

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The slog; your boss

your surrogate father, essentially

your colleagues; your elder siblings

Squabbling, bickering, fighting at their daily races

but, this is not yours; you can hack it, deal with it

bide your time and invest your right moment

Thirty, thirty five, forty, forty five, fifty five

a pointless digit; your vocation shines, when the time is right

offer yourself dedication, commitment and discipline above all else

To yourself

not others.

Drop your keys on the sideboard

weary with back arched, aching at the shoulders and…

Jeremy Rodgers

B2B and Tech Copywriter by Day, Creative Writer the Rest of the Time | Read My Stories & Poems on Medium | Connect with Me on LinkedIn: /in/jeremymrodgers

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