Why is play often seen as harder to justify as we get older? Play is both a luxury activity and an essential one. Play sets the imagination free. This is captured perfectly in 2014 cinematic masterpiece The Lego Movie – the purest depiction I’ve seen of the joyous, light-speed leaps and bounds of the mind […]
#7songs2016: Of Mobience and Talking Heads
If you had to pick seven songs from this year or yesteryear that have meant the world to you in 2016, what would they be? The best music is timeless. And some of it is completely free. All music plays with time. You might want a song you love never to end. You might want […]
You only live it twice
Worry and fear form an endlessly twisting path that may or may not have failure at its end. If you find yourself on this path, ask yourself: How bad is it, really? Rock stars who whinge about heroin withdrawal are crybabies. So opines Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in his autobiography, Life.* Drawing on […]
Why does my heart feel so bad?
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 […]