Deeply possess your mind and other rules for improving your knowledge

So a billion years ago I set out on a mission to be the best version of myself by pursuing what the Greeks called arete which loosely translates to excellence in all things. Broadly speaking it’s being excellent in all the ways a person can be excellent mentally, physically, intellectually, spiritually and practically. I have to confess though, I let …

Ordinary life was too peaceful

I felt like playing with physical space today.  This drawing is on board using pigment liner pens, markers and ink.  For some reason when I put the flowers in his right hand, I felt compelled to add a rifle to his left hand.  

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I needed a mission

Sunday, a day of rest and recuperation. I sometimes use it as a day to tidy my mind, as usually reflected in tidying the house.  Somewhere between the dust and the cobwebs I realised what I really needed was a mission…    

Saturday Experiments

The heavy rain has us all inside. There’s only one thing to do is this circumstance and that’s tweak the blog because we have to stay relevant right?  So I’m experiment with a couple of  live blogging applications.  One from 24LiveBlog and the other (out of date, but hopefully still works) by Chris Northwood called Live Blogging. Why am I …

Have you ever wondered about wonder?

“Rejoice young man in your youth…” I remember reading that quote on the big screen as the music fired up at the start of Oliver Stone’s, Platoon. I was cadet candidate for West Point at the time. On one side of me sat my buddy Sean, a short blonde kid from Pennsylvania. On the other side of me was Bill, …

There’s a new comic shop in town

I’m really excited about the upcoming opening of Spa Town Comics in Leamington Spa. Now I’ll be able to get my comic fix locally. I spoke to the owners of Spa Town Comics, Lisa-Marie Nelson and Dan Mailler: Details What: Spa Town Comics grand opening When: Saturday, 3 September 2016 Where: Lower floor, The Royal Priors, Leamington Spa Time: 9AM …

Just joined Bloglovin’

In my quest to connect with more hardcore bloggers, I’ve joined Bloglovin. To claim my blog, I have to attach the following link in a post: Follow my blog with Bloglovin This should do the trick.

The days chased each other like kittens chasing their tails

The title is taken from a H.L. Mencken essay. He was writing about notable Baltimore cops. He used the line to describe his youth and I’m borrowing it now by way of nodding to my own youth.  My 48th birthday has gently come and gone. I had lunch with one of my bros. His birthday is the day before mine. He …

The things I agree to late at night on a random Thursday

I have a habit of saying yes, sometimes without thinking. That’s how I found myself being shoved a pair of baby blue socks with the word Airhop printed on them in pink.  I then sat through a safety briefing that encouraged us to have fun at the same time reminding us that said fun could potentially end in serious injury …

In a room full of emptiness, play these tunes

As I sit listening to these tunes, I realise they are all pretty intense in subject matter. I know it’s Friday and usually folks pop in the party mix, but if you find yourself with a spare hour and you’re looking for an intense ride, then this is the playlist for you. 1. Prostitute – Guns ‘N Roses The last …

Andoer 360 Panorama Video Camera Unboxing

Ok, so this is my first attempt at an unboxing video. I know it’s a strange ritual to watch someone unbox something they bought.  Usually that kind of thing is only done on Christmas and birthdays.  At least then it makes sense because presumably it’s your family and friends watching you unbox (unwrap) gifts they’ve given you. But to watch …

Dude, where’s my fear?

They say fear is a doorway. I can’t help but wonder, what’s on the other side of the doorway for me?

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Blogs have lost their soul

Before I sat down to post this video, I was going to declare to you that this was going to be the first video of a 30 day vlogging challenge.  Something that I decided to do on a whim yesterday.  But this morning, I had one of those light bulb moments that people go on about.   And my thought …

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I exist because I think too much

I seem to have an existential crisis every other week. At least I’m not alone. Someone in the Guardian asked, “What is an existential crisis?” One brain box answered: It’s what happens when the foundation of one’s most basic assumptions ( i.e. what one is living for, who one is, etc) is eroded to the point that nothing stands on …

Step through the doorway of fear

I saw this quote from Paulo Coelho on Instagram: “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” It’s a quote from his novel The Zahir, which I read a long time ago. Anyway, I’m sharing this quote with you because just as I went to …

Never let a stumble

Any journey you take, you’re bound to run into a few snags along the way.  Don’t let them stop you. Push on through to your destination. The reward will be worth it. Prints and other goodies are available here.

Not the unbeautiful

Today, my mood was up and down like a yo-yo.  Most likely because I’ve changed my eating pattern, but hey-ho the show must go on. I really enjoyed making this picture.  It pretty much started from the egg-shaped head on the left and grew from there.  I’ll be doing more of these neo-expressionist style drawings.  I get lost in them …

Our desires have no end

The world has many appearances and realities.  Our desires have no end.  What can we do? We try to find the patterns of life. We try to not let ourselves be washed away by time.  Everything is clear. Prints available here, starting at £10.91