Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Shift in Cool

It used to be that the most rock and roll thing you could do was to smash and burn your instruments on stage, after a gig.  That was a potent and visceral symbol of rebellion and of “sticking it to … Continue reading

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A Change in Direction

This week, I painted something that was a little different and which got a good reaction from my friends and family.  The difference was that I covered the canvas in black paint, with some acrylic medium mixed and painted with … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Your Grandparents

For reasons that are not clear to me and probably for no particular reason, I was thinking about my grandparents this morning, all of whom are now sadly deceased.  It occurred to me that much of who we are is … Continue reading

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How This Blog Came To Be

The story of how this blog came to exist at all is actually quite interesting, so I thought I would share it with you.  A few years ago, it was obvious that I was enduring my life, not living it.  … Continue reading

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Messy Careers

One thing that seems to characterise highly creative people is that their CVs are messy.  You don’t see a career path that starts with a solid plan and then proceeds, by logical, linear steps, toward a goal with a clearly … Continue reading

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Athazagoraphobia

Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten, ignored, abandoned, or of forgetting, especially if it’s by people you care about deeply. Phobia is a strong word.  It’s that point where a regular fear, which everybody might have, to one degree … Continue reading

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The Race to the Bottom

We know about companies and artists that compromise their work, hoping to pass off the degraded item as the real thing, because they feel their customers cannot afford to pay full price.  While this can be somewhat dishonest, if deception … Continue reading

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