To kick off the New Year with some reflection.
From an unknown original source, I think this list contains a lot of good sense and some food for thought:
On the topic of missing people who have died, at just over 3 minutes, I think Hussain Manawer performing ‘The White Rose’, his poem about the loss of his mother is worth a watch:
I read an interesting BBC article recently: ‘Why paper is the real killer app.’
Even though I use my laptop, phone and tablet a lot for work and socially, writing the old-fashioned way – using pen and paper – still has its place in my life.
And it seems there are plenty of people who agree with me. Continue reading “Paper Still Has a Place in Our Digital World”
Modern artists such as Michael Landy, the man who destroyed all his belongings as a piece of performance art in 2001 and Neil Boorman and Jasper Joffee who respectively burnt and sold their ‘stuff’ have, in recent years, highlighted the materialism and consumerism abundant in our society today. Dramatic and thought-provoking.
Now we have one of this year’s Turner Prize exhibits at Tate Britain in London featuring a huge pile of pennies – 2043599 to be exact – by Michael Dean. Continue reading “Artistic Comments on ‘Enough’”
I caught up with this podcast recently – it was broadcast on ‘Woman’s Hour’, BBC Radio 4, last month.
In this interview, Kim (best know for her role as Samantha Jones in ‘Sex and the City’) talks about ageing, later life without children and single life over 50. She’s very candid about what this means for her and some of the content seems to apply just as well to men facing these type of issues, as it does to women. Continue reading “Kim Cattrall: on ageing, later life without children, and single life over 50”