Tag Archives: current-events

Having It Their Own Way

You might have experienced this in kindergarten, or in an art class.  You’re all happily getting along and playing and then some person barges in and begins to want everything their own way.  They start bossing people around, shoving people … Continue reading

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Creativity and Spying

Digital information is just people in disguise.  So says Jaron Lanier, in his book “Who Owns the Future?”   He’s right.  Behind the spying are spies.  These are real human beings, doing work daily, for who knows what purpose?  They make … Continue reading

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Illusions – To Shatter or Not to Shatter?

It seems to me that artists, writers, musicians and all human beings have a fundamental choice to make.  In their daily work and in the values embodied within and stories told by their art works, they can choose to uphold … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Genius in the Crowd

Something interesting about the Olympics is that people can be plucked out of relative obscurity and changed into national heroes and celebrities in the space of a few seconds.  Why is that?  Surely these people were outstanding at what they … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Recognition

Last night, the world changed forever.  I didn’t think I would ever see the like.  For the first and only time that I can remember, some outstanding creative achievements and, indeed, creativity itself, was celebrated, in a long overdue, brilliant, … Continue reading

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Adrift on an Ocean of Triviality

It’s been disconcerting, bleak weekend of intense contrasts.  On the one hand, there has been saturation coverage of the Jubilee.  You can’t avoid it.  It’s everywhere.  Some of it is rather entertaining.  But that happy gloss of patriotism is a … Continue reading

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