Month: August 2016

Deeply possess your mind and other rules for improving your knowledge

So a billion years ago I set out on a mission to be the best version of myself by pursuing what the Greeks called arete which loosely translates to excellence in all things. Broadly speaking it’s being excellent in all the ways a person can be excellent mentally, physically, intellectually, spiritually and practically. I have …

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Ordinary life was too peaceful

I felt like playing with physical space today.  This drawing is on board using pigment liner pens, markers and ink.  For some reason when I put the flowers in his right hand, I felt compelled to add a rifle to his left hand.  

I needed a mission

Sunday, a day of rest and recuperation. I sometimes use it as a day to tidy my mind, as usually reflected in tidying the house.  Somewhere between the dust and the cobwebs I realised what I really needed was a mission…    

Saturday Experiments

The heavy rain has us all inside. There’s only one thing to do is this circumstance and that’s tweak the blog because we have to stay relevant right?  So I’m experiment with a couple of  live blogging applications.  One from 24LiveBlog and the other (out of date, but hopefully still works) by Chris Northwood called …

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Have you ever wondered about wonder?

“Rejoice young man in your youth…” I remember reading that quote on the big screen as the music fired up at the start of Oliver Stone’s, Platoon. I was cadet candidate for West Point at the time. On one side of me sat my buddy Sean, a short blonde kid from Pennsylvania. On the other …

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There’s a new comic shop in town

I’m really excited about the upcoming opening of Spa Town Comics in Leamington Spa. Now I’ll be able to get my comic fix locally. I spoke to the owners of Spa Town Comics, Lisa-Marie Nelson and Dan Mailler: Details What: Spa Town Comics grand opening When: Saturday, 3 September 2016 Where: Lower floor, The Royal …

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Just joined Bloglovin’

In my quest to connect with more hardcore bloggers, I’ve joined Bloglovin. To claim my blog, I have to attach the following link in a post: Follow my blog with Bloglovin This should do the trick.

The days chased each other like kittens chasing their tails

The title is taken from a H.L. Mencken essay. He was writing about notable Baltimore cops. He used the line to describe his youth and I’m borrowing it now by way of nodding to my own youth.  My 48th birthday has gently come and gone. I had lunch with one of my bros. His birthday is …

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The things I agree to late at night on a random Thursday

I have a habit of saying yes, sometimes without thinking. That’s how I found myself being shoved a pair of baby blue socks with the word Airhop printed on them in pink.  I then sat through a safety briefing that encouraged us to have fun at the same time reminding us that said fun could …

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