Tag Archives: Survival

What Is Fiction For?

Today’s post is for all the writers, reporters, film makers, pundits, story tellers, news readers, public relations professionals and anybody else who deals with narratives.  I began reading a book, a recent birthday gift, called “Sapiens”, by Yuval Noah Harari, … Continue reading

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Appreciating is Good, Creating is Better

Something occurred to me, today.  It was in relation to music.  I had the thought that knowing how to make music is so much more satisfying than being a fan of music.  I’ve been a big fan of music all … Continue reading

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Here Is the Reason I Make Music

The reason I make music turns out to be deceptively simple.  I only just realised it.  It probably applies to all of my creative endeavours, if truth be told. The thing about life is that you can fool yourself into … Continue reading

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Terrified of the Wrong Things

If you read my previous post, you will have seen that we are all, in one way or another, to a greater or lesser degree, afraid of something.  Our fears can terrorise us.  We can be frozen by fear, unable … Continue reading

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Delusional

I’ve heard it said that artists are all delusional.  If they think they can make it as an artist, earn a decent living and support a family on what they make through their art alone, they must be away with … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Your Grandparents

For reasons that are not clear to me and probably for no particular reason, I was thinking about my grandparents this morning, all of whom are now sadly deceased.  It occurred to me that much of who we are is … Continue reading

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Testament

Some people think about what will bear witness to their time on Earth, when they’re gone.  Others never give it a second thought.  For those that care about what remains of their presence, after they’re dead and buried, they are … Continue reading

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