Of Art and the Future

In 1944 Henry Miller penned “Of Art and the Future,” an essay on war, art, technology, the role of women in society, and mankind’s future. Miller envisions a future where: “…books will be a thing of the past. There was a time when poets communicated with...

Perchance to Dream

Have I ever written a decent word late at night? A poem penned then only holds the melancholy of darkness. Lies ahead just the black balm of sleep. Should I awaken and plunge, Keats-like into remorse and the plague of regret-like thoughts? No-one knowingly wrote well...

Don’t Sweat It

The last time I was ultra-stressed I started sweating It was nervousness. I have never sweated like that before and never have since It was horrible, and got so bad I had to dry my armpits out under the dryer at work. Self-conciously not raise my arms I used...

L plates for a new Mozart

We’re always learningThat’s the truth of it, the unwritten law of life. Stumbling, blathering, making mistakes as we go along. Stopping, getting STUCK. Taking a wrong turn, taking a U-turn. Going round in circles.No one starts with a great plan. Even...

Things to Focus on

Bragging writesIf you want to be successful in any venture it’s important to lose your inhibitions. I don’t mean you have to run down the street naked, in full view of the neighbours, but simply this – stand up for yourself, and have more confidence....