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21.9.2018

When I graduated from college and moved to LA with no plans to return to school, my relationship to time changed. I didn't have the end of a school year, the start of a new semester, or the end of summer to look to, all of which split up my entire life previous. I didn...

I just put on Talking Heads 77 - the debut album of David Byrne's musical enterprise. I've heard Talking Heads before, playing from the artsy speakers of friends cooler than I am. Psycho-Killer was a regular jam of a band that used to play college gigs. I guess I'm lat...

6.9.2018

Dumb ideas are valuable.

We develop filters to block thoughts from escaping our mouths or pens. Sometimes we repress thoughts and emotions, too, which means we block them before we consciously acknowledge their existence. Our filters are honed by what we view to be soci...

A post on my Facebook feed just told me that we can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum, which didn't make total sense to me, but has refreshed my vision, as such dinky facts tend to do. It confirms my suspicion that colour is incredible, and invisible. Ap...

25.8.2018

King Hudson sat atop a throne in the high palace over the grey city of Ledidbi. A day had gone by since he commanded the Ledidbi people to follow the New Rules, a set of orders designed to bring joy to all who follow them, yet the king found himself disturbed and restl...

In 1975 Keith Jarrett almost refused to record one of the most successful albums in jazz history. He didn't know that at the time, of course. What he did know is that he had to play a concert in Cologne, at 11:30 at night, to a sold-out crowd of 1400, with a piano that...

Monet's Water Lillies

A wise man once told me over lunch that a child brought up as a painter will always see its reality in terms of painting. No matter if it puts paint on canvas or not, its vision will be indelibly marked by the training that teaches extraordinary se...

26.7.2018

Easier said than done! When we sit down to write a story, we carry an idea for how we want to execute it. The problem arises when we try terribly hard to (or force) the initial plans for execution. The tighter our grip on an idea, the more difficult it is to let in mea...

There was once a young bear who sought honey from a beehive that dangled high up in the branches of a sugar pine. The bear, being young, had never tasted honey; it had only heard stories of its sweetness from older bears, wise with scars and matted fur. This hive was t...

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