What you read in 2015

This blog would be nothing without its readers. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, made a comment or a … More

Terrible work

I am having a clear out. I am putting my notebooks, drafts and scraps of paper into a box file. … More

Because failure is assured

Recently I have been reading the exquisite prose of Janna Malamud Smith, in her book-length meditation on creativity: An Absorbing Errand: … More

Seth Godin: V is for Vulnerable

Yesterday I listened to a dialogue between Debbie Millman and Seth Godin on art-making, resistance, anxiety, how the internet has changed … More

Influences: Jörn Cann’s art

  This is Jörn Cann. He was my ward doctor at the haematology unit where I was treated for non-Hodgkin’s … More

Just one thing

It all started with two remarks, one by a friend, the other by a stranger at work. ß The friend’s … More

Publish more!

I was at a thing recently. Not my thing, a good thing. Luminosity filled the evening. In the pouring of … More

What’s next?

My main memory of watching The West Wing is the way Martin Sheen would wrap up discussions with his staff by … More

The art of Jörn Cann

This is Jörn Cann. He was my ward doctor at the haematology unit where I was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma … More

On Hopkins, Seth Godin and depression

I treated myself to Seth Godin‘s newish book The Icarus Deception recently. It is both dense and light, profound and easy to … More