AAP Quarterly: Stirring the Pot

I submitted an article called “Stirring the Pot” for the June 2021 edition of the AAP’s quarterly journal, for which I was also the guest editor. The issue was followed by an interactive seminar in which I explained the process of creating a drama of...

Letting Go

For some weeks now, I’ve felt like I’ve been holding onto a rock with waves breaking over me, not quite sure what to do next. This feeling relates to a holiday memory from when I was a young man: I had been on a long swim, the weather turned windy, and I ended up...

Anxious Moments

Many people are affected by anxiety. Most people prefer not to talk about it. The blog update below is based on a bout of anxiety that I experienced after several months of UK lockdown in 2020. I found that focussing directly on how I felt was enormously helpful for...

Growing Pains

I have been reading Emily Carr’s autobiography Growing Pains. Autobiography is not a genre that I typically enjoy, but this narrative by the Canadian West Coast painter has hooked me. She is young, creative, aspiring but also abrasive, acerbic and sharp. You wonder if...
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

We had a stand at the exhibition centre in Houston, a cavernous building that resembled an aircraft hangar. I have been to many such industry events, where contractors, equipment manufacturers, industrialists, manufacturers and a plethora of ancillary firms gather to...