Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Lost Art of Quiet Contemplation

I have spent a lot of time just waiting around, this past couple of days, engaged as I was in long haul flights or waiting for them.  Waiting offers a unique and interesting opportunity for quiet contemplation, but in my … Continue reading

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Trade Secrets

I had the rare opportunity to spend a delightful morning with two dear artist friends recently, a husband and wife, now in their early eighties or late seventies, that I have known all my life.  They both paint regularly, in … Continue reading

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Sleep

Health professionals, the world over, will tell you how important to health and work performance getting enough sleep is.  There have been countless studies and it is an accepted fact that not getting enough sleep leads to degraded performance in … Continue reading

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The Thing About Intelligence

Intelligence is a peculiar thing.  Some people obviously have it, but it is still a difficult thing to define precisely.  While intelligence tests can quantify intelligence, to some degree, there are people with various different kinds of intelligence who are … Continue reading

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Create While You Can

I know I have written about this before, but recently I have been confronted with the true reality of losing one’s creative powers.  There can be few things more heart breaking than seeing a previously creative person lose their powers … Continue reading

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Order and Disorder

In art, which is better: order, disorder, or a bit of both?  How about in other human affairs? Order implies uniformity, conformity and obedience.  Things are easier to control and regiment, when they are in straight lines and adhere to … Continue reading

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Complacency

It’s much easier to not bother.  If we don’t push ourselves to improve, to find truths and to be a model of the lives we’d ideally like others to be living too, if we fail to challenge wrong and don’t … Continue reading

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