The 15-Minute Challenge

The 15-Minute Challenge

It goes like this: Sit down at your computer, with your note book. Clear your mind. Take a deep breath. Now, think about what you’re going to write about today. Write down the first sentence or idea that pops into your head. Read it twice. Now, start writing...
School! What Is It Good for?

School! What Is It Good for?

It’s always fun when you’re talking about something and suddenly you find things that in turn speak directly to it. A classic example of this just happened. I wrote this piece about how no education really prepares you for being self-employed. Well, for...
Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

One year ago today, at about 8pm, I stepped aboard an Emirates flight to Dubai, en route to England and I have no idea what else. All I had was a few hundred English pounds, 17kg’s of luggage and a job waiting in a pub…. Well, maybe waiting, needed to crack the...
A Thousand Autumns In Spring

A Thousand Autumns In Spring

While I am adjusting to day-to-day life in Amsterdam I am also exploring the link between the country that raised me and the country that first claimed it. Part of this exploration is reading books by Dutch writers or Dutch history and novels. I just recently finally...
The Art Of Floating: Turd v Cream

The Art Of Floating: Turd v Cream

Today’s blog is about digital technology and the arts… I think. But that’s where I want to start anyway! It’s about giving things away for free and the value that people ascribe to things. It’s about how we see the world of art and business and how these two...