Tag Archives: Despair

Making Art In Dark Times

I think the thing I struggle with most is making art when my heart is aching. Unfortunately, the list of things that can make somebody pre-disposed to being an artist (a modicum of sensitivity and a heightened aesthetic sense, for … Continue reading

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Beaten and Broken

I’ve struggled with what to write, this week.  This almost never happens to me.  One of my most widely read past pieces was written almost by sheer force of will, when I was unwell and feeling dreadful.  I’m very seldom … Continue reading

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Everyday Battles

One of my friends posted something that struck a chord with me, this morning.  He said, “There are only so many days of your life you can go into battle.  I’m sure I’ve far exceeded my limit.”  The reason that … Continue reading

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Verum in Consilium Quaerere

The title is in Latin.  It means, roughly, “Truth in Search Suggestions”. Google keeps track of what the majority of the population enters, when they type in a search term.  When you begin to type in your search terms, it … Continue reading

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Why You Have to Change the World

You have to change the world because you have no choice.  In the current global economy, hope is in pretty short supply and there is a lot of despair.  Despair costs lives.  We know that being a corporate cubicle dweller … 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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Time Vampires

There are calls on our time, either externally-imposed or self-inflicted, that can really get in the way of being productive and creative.  I would be the last to advocate a hermitic existence.  I think contact with people is vital to … Continue reading

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