Tag Archives: Recreation

Death by To Do List

OK, I admit it. Tonight, I feel tired.  I feel tired, ageing and achy.  Most of this is due to working hard, but some of it is due to having so many unfinished items on my long-term To-Do lists, that … Continue reading

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Decompression

Yesterday, I believe I did some of the best work I have ever done, in my (now extensive) professional career.  I did the hard work: several weeks of careful, painstaking research, then I distilled it and simplified it for sound … Continue reading

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14 More Ideas for Daydreaming

One of the most visited posts in this blog is the “25 Ideas for Daydreaming” (https://tropicaltheartist.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/25-ideas-for-daydreaming/) piece that I wrote quite some time ago.  I remember I was feeling quite under the weather when I wrote it, nursing a heavy … Continue reading

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Spent

Every now and then, even when you have lots of brilliant and exciting, creative projects on the go, your creative batteries go flat.  At times like these, you need to step away from the easel, put down the guitar, close … Continue reading

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Darkness, Silence, Peace of Mind

I was in a forest clearing in the Surrey Hills yesterday, surrounded by llamas, as it happens, when I noticed something.  For the first time in a long time I couldn’t hear the distant, constant roar of tyres on asphalt.  … Continue reading

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Fatigue

This one poses a real dilemma for me.  On the one hand, fatigue is your body’s way of telling you it needs to rest and renew.  However, one of the best ways to counter fatigue is to do something creative. … Continue reading

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