Uniquely human

When grubbing for necessities man is still an animal. He becomes uniquely human when he reaches out for the superfluous and extravagant.

The chief function of poetry

The chief function of poetry is to use words as charms to evoke life and colours and smells - a sense of joy, of awe, of compassion, and so on.

Unhappiness

Ok, not the most upbeat subject for a Friday, but one does not pick and choose when these things come.

Emily Dickinson

I finished reading a selected work of Emily Dickinson’s poems. She wrote over 1800 poems in her lifetime, although only a handful were published while she still breathed. I found it helpful to read about her and then read her poems. The understanding of who she was as a poet helped inform her poetry at least to me. Armed with …

Going back to uni

I took the boy back to uni yesterday. In fact, both kids went back to uni. Brit to study for her finals of her first year and Devon to finish his final module and prepare for his last show before graduation. I remember when graduation day was approaching for me. We were super excited. We had spent the prior 4 …

Just another wormy hell

So it’s the start of the weekend. I actually have a couple hours more of work to do before I call it a day. I’m jumping between two projects. One is building a learning portal with my good friend and CFO Steve Davies of Clarity4D. The other is a creative project i’ve launched on Instagram. I’ve been inspired to return …

The madness of art

We work in the dark - we do what we can, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. ‬