Monthly Archives: July 2015

What’s the story? Does it matter?

Recently, I’ve been reading all about stories. Or, more accurately, how much we love and live for stories  and the extent to which we create stories using bits of information. I’m interested in what determines whether we appreciate a work … Continue reading

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Why is the sky blue?

Why is the sky blue? This is the cliche question that is the rite of passage of parenthood. Before my children were old enough to ask this question I researched the answer in anticipation. The answer the Internet gave me … Continue reading

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Why all artists should drink coffee

I’ve always suspected that coffee fired my imagination. Today I found out that science and history backs up my suspicions. History has it that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago by a poetic goat-herder called Kaldi … Continue reading

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The little people have landed

Today, while reading Embracing the Ordinary by Michael Foley (which is brilliant, by the way) I stumbled across ‘street artist’ Slinkachu. I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this person’s work before because it is quirky, original, and fun and very … Continue reading

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Are all artists existentialists at heart?

Existentialism is a philosophical idea which is centered on the idea of the individual as a disorientated and confused being in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world. When experiencing an existential dilemma, one feels alone in the … Continue reading

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