Our times are fractured, how we see the world is fractured. If we could piece it all back together, what would we see?
India, Ian McKellen and Iron Maiden all feature in this #SaturdaySix summer special. This is my monthly round-up of six things that have grabbed my attention over the past month.
My #SaturdaySix for July 2018: C-3PO whinge; Creature mood; 90s #CoffeeShot; Beastie Boys book; The meaning of Trump; Mo’ sharks, mo’ problems.
“You can prove anything with facts,” as the excellent Stewart Lee would remind us*. And that is no bad thing. Approached correctly, fact begets knowledge, knowledge begets wisdom, and wisdom begets insight. All of these things are in critically short supply. The world (at least, the western world – or, at least, the western world […]
Beware the #SaturdaySix of March! This is my latest monthly round-up of six things that are inspiring me right now. And I’d love to know – what are you finding inspirational, right this minute? 1: Sketchulence Introducing #Sketchulence, a home for sketches, scribblings, scrawlings, art, photography and musings, created or curated by – in a […]
God in drag. Letting agency leeches. Echo chambers. Unexpected items. Gentle reader: I’m going to share here a selection of things that I’ve found interesting, thought-provoking or laugh-out-loud funny over the past week. To Google Earth one’s life Identity is never fixed. Life is singularly absurd. Happiness comes from without. Joy comes from within. There […]
The only thing of which we should be intolerant is intolerance itself. Tolerance, compassion, kindness and patience should be our watchwords. “London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance.”* To be intolerant of intolerance. This should be our aim as tensions mount and divisions grow in the wake […]
Life is always wildly unpredictable. This is always good and bad. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away. One day into the second half of this year, 2016 seems intent on proving itself more wildly unpredictable than any year in (my) living memory. Bookended by Bowie and Brexit, the first half […]
“We have a stake in one another. What binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.” In times as divided as these, with politics descending into chaotic flux and with appalling acts of racial abuse seen and heard on UK streets, we must not lose sight of who we are. Today, I started […]
The game is never fair. The game is always changing. The pleasure is to play. I’m sure I’ve never seen my country so polarised, so (almost) evenly divided. I woke up early this morning, just as the major news outlets began one by one to “call” the victory of the Leave campaign in the UK’s […]