"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Borges The internet generally, and social media platforms in particular, can sometimes be rather treacherous places. But overall, I like to think that they are mostly friendly community places where we can share common interests with both people we know, and people … Continue reading The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results
On 13 June 2018, I embarked somewhat rashly, or so it seemed at the time, on an art project that would last 100 consecutive days. I committed myself to producing and publishing a piece of digital art each day. Writing about it at that time, I wondered whether I would be able to complete the … Continue reading 100 Days of Creativity: it’s a wrap!
In my last post, I wrote about the fun and frolics of this year's summer, with a promise of further reflections about my souvenir stack of books. As I mentioned previously, I try not to bring physical books into our apartment these days. We have just about enough space for the books currently in our … Continue reading Autumn Reflections on Summer High Jinks: Part Two
Today is day 61 of my 100 day creativity challenge (you can read more about the background to this project here and here) and I wanted to share some further reflections as I move towards the final straight. Picture the scene: you are out walking through beautiful countryside with the aim of climbing a particular … Continue reading 100 Days of Creativity: more than half-way through
It's no secret that I am a huge believer in the power and value of creativity to enhance our lives. This can take any form - it's simply doing something which you love and which makes your heart sing. Q: what is creativity? A: the relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration … Continue reading 100 days of creativity: my digital doodling project
Living life to the full is all down to perception. It does not matter how old we are, the spirit is always young, adaptable and capable of being inspired, if we would only step back and allow it to be so. In this short yet powerful Ted Talk, Isabel Allende presents a wonderful manifesto for … Continue reading “It’s great to let go – I should have started sooner”. Timeless, restorative advice on how to live from Isabel Allende