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Life Is Art Or It Is Nothing

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. Advertisements

Learning To Be Me

My biggest surprise/shock/thrill of writing for the internet is that this thing of unfeeling wires and circuits, moulded plastics and plasma screens demands that I be human. And not just human, but the most human I can be. When I first started this journey of writing for the internet 3 years ago, I was an […]

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s my big idea for doing this blog? Well it all comes down to jigsaw puzzles. My wife loves them. But I hate them because: You already know the solution before you start Someone else has decided how you are going to solve it Loads of people have already solved it  I can’t see the […]

You Can Choose How You Die

Have you thought how you are going to die? You may believe that you have never thought about it and don’t particularly want to do so now but actually you have thought it and do so with every decision you make. Let me tell you about a friend of mine called Neal Holliday. After his […]

Who Am I and Why Should It Matter To You?

I find it difficult to talk about myself for a number of reasons: I learned very early on in my life that the vast majority of humanity were not interested in me; they were only interested in themselves. And I learned very quickly that if I tried to get them interested in me, I would […]

Bad Art and Life

I wrote this comment on an article entitled Why I Dont Believe in Bad Art: I believe that there is such a concept as Bad Art. I have a friend D. who is a professional artist. He paints what he calls his “commercial” canvases to sell – but he despises doing them. Now he also […]

Looking Back on 2012

What an amazing year it has been for me. 2012 has been the Year of Discovery First, I discovered Jason brubaker He said two things: You no longer need anyone’s permission to make your movie and What movie can I make today with the resources I already have available? I have been trying to make […]