Tag Archives: Authenticity

Nesting Behaviour

When expectant mothers are nearly due, they often begin fussing excessively about preparations for the soon to be newborn. The decor of the nursery will take on a heightened urgency. Everything has to be just so, or the mother-to-be will … Continue reading

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An Inhalation of Light Which Inhabits

When trying to do something new or hard, especially when people are watching and waiting for you to perform, it’s common to find yourself lacking in confidence and courage. I know I often do. That feeling of trepidation and nervousness … Continue reading

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Exploitation

If you suspend your belief in the romantic myth of being a noble, pure, vocation-driven, starving artist, for just a second, you rapidly realise you’re an artist that is starving. In other words, you’ve been reduced to the status of … Continue reading

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Are The Controllers of the Dominant Narrative Sane?

Elites spend vast fortunes controlling the dominant narrative. They do this because it’s what works and they have enough money to control it exclusively in their own interests. It’s effective. They make excellent returns on the money they invest in … Continue reading

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Abandoned Projects

I have a lot of different projects I’ve not finished, but I never throw them away. I know that even if I’ve lost enthusiasm for something, it will renew later. I’ve finished many things after allowing them to remain fallow … Continue reading

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Expressing the Inexpressible

About half the population of our planet cannot express their true thoughts and feelings, for fear of the consequences. That’s the best estimate I could find. It’s probably higher than that. Self-censorship is rife. They live under regimes that prohibit … Continue reading

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Infinite Options, Finite Self

Have you ever heard that phrase, “drowning, not waving”? It can feel that way when you’ve bitten off lots of projects, but you’re struggling to complete any of them. Suddenly, you can feel like you’re under water, barely coping with … Continue reading

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Impasse

Occasionally, you lose sight of your own future – the one you envision for yourself and strive toward. It’s very disorienting when that happens. That ideal life you’d like to lead becomes a diffuse and obscure cloud of confusion. When … Continue reading

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On Not Doing the Work You Love

It might seem strange to be writing about underemployment, when the executive branch of the most militarised and powerful nation on Earth is, through its legions of official goons and flunkies, bureaucratically, permanently orphaning jailed small children and babies, just … Continue reading

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How Many Creative Options Do You Need?

This is a hard lesson to learn for many artists, myself included. Here it is, though: adding more creative options only causes you to reach a point of diminishing returns quite rapidly. Beyond that point, having more creative options available … Continue reading

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