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Friday nights in quarantine

Most Fridays for most of my life were happy days. Drunk days. The days I was released from the yoke to drink and revel and rut.  Good times. But since lockdown started and Friday nights turned into a night like any other, something weird happened. I noticed that — left to my own devices — […]

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Give yourself a ‘D’

Elizabeth Gilbert — author of “Eat, Pray, Love” — has a great story about creativity. She talks about how dozens of people asked if she was worried she would never write something as big as EPL again. And then she starts thinking, “What if they’re right?“ Those doubts lead to her throwing the next book […]

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Nobody cares until everybody does

This week the internet introduced me to a guy called Kofi who made a great album a couple of years back. If you like good words and chill beats I highly recommend it. The title track is a great little story about people and making art… One cold night in Birmingham city center, Kofi stood […]

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Keep playing

Children naturally make mistakes and think little of it. They’re not bothered at how bad their painting is. They’re just happy to get covered in paint making it and even more delighted if it gets stuck on the fridge. As teens, we’re taught to stop playing and stop making mistakes so that we can pass […]