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Follow the madness

Over and over again I find myself coming back to this quote from poet Daniel Ladinsky. There is a beauty to it, but also a rawness to it, and a sense of unstoppable magical power. Sometimes, we need to rediscover madness to step forward. A sense of craziness, a personal insanity that draws us past …

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And another year rolls round.and we step boldly into 2015. For some, it’s just a number that changes on a calendar. For some of us, it’s an opportunity to look at the year ahead and decide that we want it to be different from last year. For me, 2014 was a year of dramatic contrast …

I wonder what Spring is bringing for you . . . ?

Here in England, it seems that Spring has arrived. From a long, cold, wet, dreary Winter, the signs of Spring are appearing. Crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils are beginning to peer out of grassy banks. Trees look primed ready to burst into leaf. There is a freshness in the air, a sense that something new is …

Wisdom from the Blues….

First an apology for the lack of post yesterday. Yesterday, I had nothing. And that’s OK. But I thought I’d create a multimedia experience for you today, blending some blues boogie, some video, and some wisdom from one of my favourite blues singer songwriters. I loved this track “What You’re Looking For” from Jonny Lang: …

It’s Stardust….

Sometimes, someone says something that’s worth reflecting on. Author Neil Gaiman often says something that’s worth reflecting on. Neil is the author of lots of wonderful books, including Stardust and American Gods, as well as the amazingly evocative, spooky and thoughtful Sandman comic books.   I’m particularly fond of The Graveyard Book (from which todays …