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The empowering nature of focused introspection

Moved to continue writing the Kalevala series*, I’m back to note that my decision taken a week ago to break up the pattern of daily morning blogging was the right one. The key here is not to fall into unthinking routines that then become discernible patterns but to keep things relatively unpredictable though not disruptive […]

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Facing the digital demons that eat your mind

After a challenging few days of contemplating the digital lint in my navel, my struggle right now is internal but not personal. My internet public persona has begun waking up after a long silence, thanks to the warming flow of words breaking the ice of silence after a particularly harsh winter. She wants to opinionate […]

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Reflections on Digitalization’s Impact on the Creative Process

My previous post seems to have triggered deeper reflections and responses than expected from a rapidly written rant on the loss of vocabulary. Are the gaps in my memory simply the signs of growing older, which indeed I must have done in the 16 years since I began this blog, or are the recent blank […]

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Prismatic chroma

Seen side by side like this, one can compare phases of the design process one experiences against the articulation of the need for coherence and clarity from one’s mind’s eye. As someone who has long been immersed in the complicated confusions that characterise the earliest stages of the design process – for so long as […]

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Or, why I need three different pairs of spectacles and simply trifocals won’t do

As my writing out of my thinking progresses, I am coming up against the natural barrier of things I do not want to unpack on the blog. On one hand, this is a good thing because it informs me my blog is serving the function it used to serve back in the day. On the […]

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I will walk in the sunshine and muse upon thy life and thoughts

Last night, on reaching the end of writing this post, I felt myself full of anticipation – burgeoning with words yet to be written. This morning, as I sit here staring at the blank screen, the only thoughts that come to me is how indignantly angry I’ve been in recent years. I was browsing through […]

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Dusha naraspashku, in all sincerity

The way sometimes one thing leads to another and before you know it you’re down a deep dark rabbit hole of discovery is how I stumbled across the Russian phrase dusha naraspashku. Linguist Anna Wierzbicka, considered the world’s foremost expert on the links between language and culture, interprets it as “unbuttoned soul” in English, and […]

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“Hic sunt dracones” on the mind map

At this point, I cannot say how long I will continue to navel gaze whilst searching for the music of my words. I can already sense other thoughts lapping at the edges of my thinking as I write these words focused on exploring changes in my internal navigation system. I find myself hesitating to approach […]

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Breaking through the bounds of performance anxiety

One of the things that the past week of reflection and remembrance has brought to fore relates to the shift and tone of the content I’ve created on this blog. Around the middle of 2011, I faced a challenge in trying to leave behind the personal voice that had so characterized my blogging in the […]

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