Tag Archives: Greed

Poison

Imagine waking up, one day, to the realisation you were being poisoned – slowly, but inexorably. The tell-tale signs had been there for the longest time, but you had convinced yourself that nobody had wanted you dead or debilitated so … Continue reading

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Hunted to Extinction

David Suzuki, the octogenarian, Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmentalist, recently posted a very interesting video.  In it, he asserted that economics is brain damaged.  He’s probably right.  What has this got to do with artists and innovators, though? The … Continue reading

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Creative Maintenance

Kurt Vonnegut noted, “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” The consequence, of course, is that everything we build, that has any longevity, eventually crumbles and decays. No matter … Continue reading

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Extraction and Replenishment

This is quite a disturbing subject for me to write about and it will require a great deal of generosity of spirit to complete.  The reason I find it so distasteful to even discuss, in writing, is because it is … Continue reading

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The Idealist – A Social Pariah

One of the surest ways, in this world, to lose friends and fail to influence anybody, is to be an idealist.  Idealists are treated like lepers once were.  They’re socially excluded.  Nobody wants to engage in debate with them.  Their … Continue reading

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Growing at Your Own Pace

One of the best things about a self-directed art practice, in my opinion, is that you can learn and grow, as an artist, at your own pace.  There are no externally imposed deadlines.  Nobody cares whether or not you reach … Continue reading

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Starvation Rations

There are several strategies you can adopt, as an impecunious, starving artist, to solve the problem of how you get enough to eat, in order to survive. Some artists solve the problem by eating very little and coping with the … Continue reading

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