Making decisions can be a daunting process to go through. We all do it, get wrapped up in the thought process, the weighing up of facts. We believe that we’re sifting facts from fiction, and hoping that this will help us find the critical moment of action. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz […]
“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 […]
In a densely populated city, among the winding Arab streets of Seville, there is a row of white washed buildings. Small arched doorways, and uneven walls marked by the traditional magenta paint that skirts the foot of the house where it meets the cobbled street. People have lived in this street for centuries. They have worked […]
Writing is a beguiling thing. It draws us into its magical world full of beautiful rhythms and colourful jewels. It’s hard to resist. Like all things, developing your successful writing career depends entirely on you, your attitude, and how you deal with stress. Oh yes, you must also really, really, want it. Then you are […]