Tag Archives: Despair

Why Play?

As children, we play. Nobody has to compel us to play or tell us how. We just do. We make up the games we play, using our imaginations. It comes pretty naturally, for most people. We play as a childhood … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and Reinventing

Life can be a real bitch at times, despite all the things you have to be grateful for. You think you’re doing your best work, learning new skills all the time and creating copious amounts of tangible value, but events … Continue reading

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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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