Emergence

Our minds are an internal playground where we make stuff up. Nothing in there has any basis in objective reality, it is entirely a subjective space. Our minds do exist in an objective reality, our brain, which can be removed and examined, but what we’ll never find is a single thought of the millions, evenContinue reading “Emergence”

Challenged by love

I am going to request, dear reader, that you bear with me on this one. It’s not what it might seem, it is not intended as a religious diatribe or exposition. It’s something that has come to me since dying and returning to this life and really, it’s a question, or perhaps more correctly, aContinue reading “Challenged by love”

The Goose and the Common – evolution

The Goose and the Common – evolution I have said many times that there is nothing that money can’t fuck up, even though it serves a useful function in the global need for a means of exchange for goods. The same is also entirely true of politics and governments, which can be administratively benign, servingContinue reading “The Goose and the Common – evolution”

You cannot earn or make yourself worthy of love

In July 2020, as a few of you will know, I briefly died and on returning to this dear but beleaguered and much abused planet, I discovered that the severe depression which had been my ‘companion’ for the vast majority of my life had healed. I could ‘see’ where it had been, but all thatContinue reading “You cannot earn or make yourself worthy of love”

This is a recent project which I fiercely protect from the curse of money and marketing.

Imagine if someone asked you if you sell your art and if so how much you charge. Now imagine the response, ‘no I do not sell my art work, I give it away (I gift it) simply for pleasure’. So far 93 people have given my little dioramas loving homes and what I am doingContinue reading “This is a recent project which I fiercely protect from the curse of money and marketing.”

The secret wellness of mental illness in the modern world

A recent article “A mad world: capitalism and the rise of mental illness” looks at the rise of mental illness in a sick world, something which has been a dominant focus of my attention for many years. The article also asks, “Many people believe, and are encouraged to believe, that these problems and disorders –Continue reading “The secret wellness of mental illness in the modern world”

Learning to live Intuitively – for life

My world is changing, the more as I come to terms with our individual realities. We each live in a separate world dictated by our own unique experiences of life, both subjective and objective. I am, due to forces and circumstances beyond my control, learning to reassess my reality, which is an entirely good thing,Continue reading “Learning to live Intuitively – for life”

Junk Technology and Human Degradation

Any technology, including artificial intelligence, designed to interface with humans that does not take into account human error and fallibility is junk technology. Charging people for this failure is a growing problem and the imposition of increasingly excessive penalty charges is an affront to humanity. Two personal encounters with junk technology, the first with ParkingContinue reading “Junk Technology and Human Degradation”

How Eric (Qhrtudrimstfg) became the Dream Catcher Dragon

Following on from Persistent Childhood Nightmares – the story of Eric the Dream Catcher Dragon, I wrote the following primarily for me, or at least, for the child in me. I had an idea for an adult fantasy adventure book which became something else. They say that everyone has a book inside them, which mayContinue reading “How Eric (Qhrtudrimstfg) became the Dream Catcher Dragon”

Persistent childhood nightmares

Some thirty odd years ago I wrote a story in response to children’s persistent nightmares. I could not accept that there was nothing we adults could do to help, it’s a kind of psychological warfare and I came up with a story that, with the help of parents, would magically appear, in a ribbon tiedContinue reading “Persistent childhood nightmares”