“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso We can never fully trust the validity of our own awareness. It is always shifting and morphing to meet the outside world. Whatever we look at, and how we interpret the material object, or a constellation of human activity, is always tainted by our own pre-knowledge. Even seeing something […]
There are stories in the streets of Kreuzberg, many of them already erased by the wind. Many, lie sleeping in the Bergmannkiez Cemetery. Some stories persist. They can’t go away or be swept up on the wind. These stories come alive each day in the actions of the people of Kreuzberg. They are truths. Autumn […]
“Nobody reads ads. People read what interests them. Sometimes it’s an ad.” — Howard Gossage The Practice Writing good copy and content is a hard thing. It takes time and study. Time to practice, time to read. There are some great books out there to help you with your writing chops. If your bent is […]
Local vendors encourage locals to involve themselves in their community by getting to know it better. Staying in the neighbourhood when shopping, when walking for relaxation, and building friendships that are mostly just down the street solves a lot of problems easier than trying to find friends on the other side of town.
I was once a passenger on a ship sailing out of Milan, Italy. Heading to Corsica. The plan was to get to Corsica, climb the trail up the northernmost mountain, Monte Cinto, and then spend two weeks hiking over the back of adjoining mountains which span the island. After two weeks in the mountains I […]