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New event – Niall O’Sullivan and Jacob Sam-La Rose at ‘Falling Up: The Gravity of Art’, The Courtald Gallery – http://bit.ly/jGadjy

New event - Niall O'Sullivan and Jacob Sam-La Rose at 'Falling Up: The Gravity of Art', The Courtald Gallery - http://bit.ly/jGadjy
Jun 10

"We know better. We’re capable of better. So why exactly do we make so many short-sighted destructive choices?" http://j.mp/k4R45H

"We know better. We're capable of better. So why exactly do we make so many short-sighted destructive choices?" http://j.mp/k4R45H
Jun 10

Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to dream out loud. You don’t know who might be listening…

Sometimes it doesn't hurt to dream out loud. You don't know who might be listening...
Jun 9

Lunchtime reality check: One in 8 Million. Can anyone recommend any similar UK projects to match? http://nyti.ms/jT1ScA

Lunchtime reality check: One in 8 Million. Can anyone recommend any similar UK projects to match? http://nyti.ms/jT1ScA
Jun 9

3 new cafés/venues added to my "offices away from home" map. As always feel free to offer suggestions… http://bit.ly/ixVjGW

3 new cafés/venues added to my "offices away from home" map. As always feel free to offer suggestions... http://bit.ly/ixVjGW
Jun 9

Ha. Meant to post this yesterday. But it works today just as…



Ha. Meant to post this yesterday. But it works today just as well… 

Jun 9

Wow. Still warm and fuzzy from yesterday’s bumper crop of birthday greetings. Gotta love that social in "social media". Thanks, everyone!

Wow. Still warm and fuzzy from yesterday's bumper crop of birthday greetings. Gotta love that social in "social media". Thanks, everyone!
Jun 9

Recommendations for a venue for brunch, anyone?

Recommendations for a venue for brunch, anyone?
Jun 8

Be warned. I just received a violin for a birthday present. Cover your ears.

Be warned. I just received a violin for a birthday present. Cover your ears.
Jun 8

Hm. Versions should be interesting for writers who save multiple drafts of the same doc (and don’t use @scrivenerapp) http://bit.ly/m1NEUN

Hm. Versions should be interesting for writers who save multiple drafts of the same doc (and don't use @scrivenerapp) http://bit.ly/m1NEUN
Jun 7

For me, Monday is catch-up day. Clear the inbox, review projects, clear down the to-dos and administrative bits. What’s it like for you?

For me, Monday is catch-up day. Clear the inbox, review projects, clear down the to-dos and administrative bits. What's it like for you?
Jun 6

Actually, that’s a bit of a lie. I used to plan immaculately. Past few years, I just haven’t put in the effort…

Actually, that's a bit of a lie. I used to plan immaculately. Past few years, I just haven't put in the effort...
Jun 6

Every year, the day before my birthday: "What, again? So soon? Doh…"

Every year, the day before my birthday: "What, again? So soon? Doh..."
Jun 6

Every year, the day after my birthday: "I’m going to plan something really special next year. Yeah!" (cont)

Every year, the day after my birthday: "I'm going to plan something really special next year. Yeah!" (cont)
Jun 6

Have all of you writers and photographers seen O2 Stories? http://bit.ly/j8rKoX

Have all of you writers and photographers seen O2 Stories? http://bit.ly/j8rKoX
Jun 6

If I get a minute, I may scan @PeakePoetics’s notes on contemporary British poetry and make a few suggestions: http://bit.ly/iMiXuG

If I get a minute, I may scan @PeakePoetics's notes on contemporary British poetry and make a few suggestions: http://bit.ly/iMiXuG
Jun 6

RT @BlueBirdTail: If u watched C4 News closely u’ll have seen Jacob Sam-La Rose’s COMMUNION. Better get it before it’s too famous!”

RT @BlueBirdTail: If u watched C4 News closely u'll have seen Jacob Sam-La Rose's COMMUNION. Better get it before it's too famous!”
Jun 5

Seems to be more about personal development than writing, but still good stuff – #trust30: a 30-day writing challenge. http://bit.ly/kpsrKQ

Seems to be more about personal development than writing, but still good stuff - #trust30: a 30-day writing challenge. http://bit.ly/kpsrKQ
Jun 3

“The miracle of your mind isn’t that you can see the…



“The miracle of your mind isn’t that you can see the world as it is. It’s that you can see the world as it isn’t. We can remember the past, and we can think about the future, and we can imagine what it’s like to be some other person in some other place. And we all do this a little differently… and yeah, you know it is also why we get things wrong.” 

Kathryn Schulz: On Being Wrong. 

And I’m thinking about this as a reminder to my students to keep an open mind, and go in fear of always thinking that you’re right, or even that it’s most important to be right all of the time.  

Jun 2

Rhythm and Poetry (and the continuing trend of misplacing the hyphen in my surname…) http://bit.ly/lD1mN3

Rhythm and Poetry (and the continuing trend of misplacing the hyphen in my surname...) http://bit.ly/lD1mN3
Jun 2