I was raised under the dictum – ‘You can’t just do what you like’. Such was the domination of kids by adults that in my infancy I didn’t pay any attention to the little voice inside that said, “Why not?”. That was the kind of question that meant trouble if I dared give it anContinue reading “What you like”
There’s an old joke about a scientist going to God and saying, “We’ve cracked it, we know how to make life, we don’t need you any more.” “That sounds pretty clever,” replied God, “show me.” The scientist bent down and gathered together a little pile of dirt. “Hold on a second,” said God, “use yourContinue reading “You can’t beat nature”
In my little adventure with my ‘You are here’ dioramas, I knew it would be a voyage of discovery, but I had no idea what I might discover… My decision to not accept payment, barter, donations to charity or help with postage was carefully considered because I really wanted to see what would fall outContinue reading “It’s a kind of magic…”
My work is not free, it comes at a cost, of understanding, of kindness, of exploring a different way of being and doing, experimenting, daring to do things a little differently, challenging the world of money and everything being measured in cold hard cash. There is so much more to life than that. Life itselfContinue reading “I am giving my work away, however…”
Three years ago, after a hospital appointment, in paying for parking I mistakenly entered two incorrect digits of my car registration number. A couple of months later I received a fixed penalty demand for not paying my parking fee. In checking my parking receipts, I wrote back, with photographic evidence, to say that I hadContinue reading “To err is human. Thankfully.”
Everything you are about to read is down to me, no matter what I am writing about, the content of this piece is my responsibility, which includes anything in quotes. Now to translate that to the media, no matter what they report, good or bad, saint or sinner, they are entirely responsible for spreading itContinue reading “I am responsible for what I write and for all its content”
Two things. Firstly: sharing information is a good thing, but not if that is all we’re doing. There is no democracy without action, nor is there a solution without action. Information provides for informed action, but if no action is forthcoming, no amount of information will bring about change. I can no longer cope withContinue reading “Why politics now makes me physically ill”
I don’t dislike adverts, I don’t detest them, I pathologically hate and despise them. Their effect on me is a whole body experience that is a challenge to self control. If you want to see this supposedly grown man seethe, consumed with rage, just add adverts. Every advert is dishonest, it’s ‘give us your money’Continue reading “Adverts – Channeling my inner psychopath”
The period of time since July last year and my near death experience with an incredibly aggressive cancer, whilst it’s been physically and mentally demanding and really tough at times, has been a miraculous and astonishing experience that has blessed me and has had the most profoundly positive and energising effect on me and myContinue reading “The darkest hour is just before dawn”
I am finding life tough right now. Cognitive impairment is high and very difficult to deal with. I am forgetting how to do or manage my life on an hour by hour basis. I recently ran out of gas, but was unable to connect the loss of heating, the immediate problem, with the solution, checkContinue reading “When the going gets tough, get colourful”
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