After an unforgivably long hiatus, I’ve decided to try to get the old blog back on track, and to simultaneously move over to tumblr. There are a few reasons for this, not least because my good friend James said it would make me edgier. But it should also allow me to do some shorter, faster posting on the go, … Continue reading We’ve Moved!
I’m excited to let you know that I’m now a regular blogger at chrysolis.org. Chrysolis is an organisation which aims to help people relate the story of Jesus to all of life. It seems a little premature to call myself a ‘regular blogger’ after one post, but that’s the intention. You can read my first … Continue reading An Exciting Announcement!
On Saturday night I had the pleasure of playing the role of DJ at the wedding reception of some good friends of mine. To be honest, the technical side is pretty simple with an iPad and a clever DJ app (I used iDJ, which cost me the princely sum of £1.49). But what you actually play is less straightforward. So, should you find yourself called upon to do something similar, here are my top tips…
My friend James and I recently stopped into Tate Britain to have a look at an installation by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Britain’s “foremost concrete poet.” To be honest, we couldn’t make head nor tail of it, and we really tried. I’m not even really sure what a concrete poet is… But then we popped into … Continue reading ‘Pavlova’ (c1912) by Bruce Turner
This is the second part of my reading round-up from 2012 – you can read the first part here. Just to be clear, these aren’t the only books I’ve read. But they’re books I enjoyed, and you might enjoy them too. Or you might not. Don’t blame me. 7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott … Continue reading 12 Books From 2012 – Part 2
Over the past week lots of wise people I know (like my friends Rich and Cat) have been blogging their “books of 2012.” I’m not normally one for bandwagons (unless I’m doing the driving), but as I flicked through my Kindle the other day I noticed that I’ve actually read some books this year, largely … Continue reading 12 Books From 2012 – Part 1
I’m in love. With TED.
TED‘s been around for a while, but you may not have been introduced… I’ve got into it in a big way over the past couple of weeks thanks to a brilliant app on my newish iPhone. TED, stands for “Technology, Entertainment, Design.” It grew out of an annual conference in California, which has now spawned similar events all over the world. These conferences bring together thinkers and innovators from all kinds of backgrounds, each getting 18 minutes to present their ideas in creative and engaging ways. The TED motto is “ideas worth spreading,” and the website does just that – all the talks are available to watch for free. So you should do just that…