A decade of The Golden Age

Celebrating a significant birthday at the start of October, in all the complexity of getting here and of the times I find myself in here, for a moment I am boringly mostly just grateful. It's not been boring for me, but might be for a post about it left at a thank you list. But little seems great at the…

The unreal virus among us.

Were you at or cheering on the Unite For Freedom rally yesterday in London? Ten thousand turned up, it is reported. Pointedly not wearing masks, as symbols of oppression. Living in a machine that naturally recycles fear at the best of times, it is an impossible mental feat to balance clear-headed concerns in times of crisis. Times of crisis –…

Generation TEDx

  So, yeah. I'm a TEDx speaker, apparently. Sort of. It's been a bit of a journey, man. After a wrestling with a pitch, around the very helpfully well structured framework laid out by TEDx Southampton 2020, back in the late spring I hit send on a rather thorough package of creative intent to join their event. To ask for…

A remarkable, moving, heartening, respectful experience.

  Blimey, yesterday was interesting, and a strange feeling tumult of heartening and challenging. As is typical of right now. Our country's polarisations seem to have turned into frantic wrestles with something, everything, each other, ourselves. Here's my personal therapeutic thought note on what struck me. ORIGINALLY POSTED TO FACEBOOK. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES TURNER.   I generally echo Rachel's combination…
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