George’s story: To be creative, start with what you have

Recently I reviewed Twyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit. Creative ideas come from all sorts of places, very often emerging from whatever we are familiar with. This isn’t rocket science. A dancer is going to express his own emotional experience in movement. A writer is going to draw on her own life experience to invent …

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Trump protests: The personal, the political and the possible

This blog post first appeared on Slugger O'Toole on 20th July, 2018. For the record, I didn’t travel to London to protest at Trump’s visit to the UK. But when large scale protests are taking place literally within chanting distance of your hotel room, then I wasn’t going to miss the chance to join in. …

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Floods occur drop by drop.

One article that stood out for me, in the plethora of publications last week was Steven McCaffrey’s “Unionist leaders risk steering Northern Ireland into uncharted waters.” You can read the article here. He charts how RHI faded, and an Irish Language Act came to the fore. He covers Gregory Campbell’s “curry my yoghurt”, and the …

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