Weekends are meant for reading, right? The sacred,time honoured ritual of a Saturday morning cafe trip of opening a pile of fresh weekend papers before ordering your first coffee does not discriminate to Sundays. Sundays are good for that too. I love reading. And even if I forget it sometimes by the business of life, … Continue reading Reading blogs on a Sunday morning – the new weekend paper?
Have you ever thought that there must be more out for you in the world than you are currently experiencing? Don't be scared: this is no sales pitch but a musing. What if it's all to do with attitude? Your attitude. An attitude is what you bring with you when you apply for jobs and … Continue reading Looking for Success? Look at Your Attitude
Contrary to how it looks, this story is not just some light-hearted tale to read to Fluffy the dog at bedtime: ‘The Day Mummy Made A Jam Sandwich.’ It’s actually a true story. Once upon a time, there was a journalist who became really nervous because she decided to write on one of things we hardly … Continue reading The Hope Button: activate it
The saddest thing in art is when an artist is debilitated unfruitful by the ruling of an over-grown Inner Critic. It can happen to many great artists, and not great artists, and to people who yearn to be artists but never quite get there. The formula is simple: the inner critic intervenes and the artist … Continue reading A widespread artistic affliction: silence the inner critic!
I'd like to tell you about some my favourite books. Or I could talk like a lot of readers do when being interviewed by an imaginary journalist, answering the following hyperbolic question: "What books have changed your life?" To be fair, as much as I am an avid reader and believer in the fact that words … Continue reading Some of my favourite books
The art of focus. We're taught this in school, starting from kindergarten and ending in severe university essays with intimidating word counts. At our work, we don't have a choice: we work hard and that itself is focus in action.We read - before bed - and there's our focus for twenty minutes, one hour or … Continue reading The art of focus
“What the hell is a LA gang member doing in Geelong today?” Excuse the language but that was the question posed as I sat in a packed audition, spilling with both high school students and police officers and youth workers. Down the front Alfred was sitting, wedged between curator Stephanie Tribe and Courthouse ARTS artistic … Continue reading From Gangs to Geelong: Alfred Lomas shares his story
Do you know that a genius - a certified, world changing, immensely intelligent genius - once made this comment about imagination? He said, "Imagination is silly. Once you grow up, you no longer require it. Promptly, throw it in the bin after age eleven." Then he snapped his britches, tapped a hard boiled egg until … Continue reading Something about Imagination