About this blog

This blog examines the areas I am interested in – art and books and degrowth and flora and fauna and everything in between. This is where I write about ongoing projects, present my art and write about the issues in the world that I find meaningful.

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Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

Armageddon

Armageddon, minus the odd letter

September 20th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: ,

2021 I took this image in Berlin and it always makes me smile. Did the graffiti artist lose the plot, or only a few letters? In any case, I hope this is still there on that painted brick wall in a rather staid district of Berlin.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

EILEEEN

eeek

September 14th, 2021 Posted In: Other

Playing with my name, white granite and pine cones. And an excess of E’s.

Keep on painting the future of people's lives

Jonathan Palmér

East End Glasgow Osborn Street

Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you

George Bernard Shaw

The times are urgent. Slow down.

Bayo Akomolafe