Daily Verse – 1 Peter 4:10

Interestingly in the Greek Interlinear text of this passage, the phrase ‘from his great variety of spiritual gifts’ does not appear. This is clearly an addition by the translators to further inform on the meaning of the passage. The more straight forward Interlinear ‘(as) each has received a gift’ is much more inclusive than theContinue reading “Daily Verse – 1 Peter 4:10”

What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?

A study, led by Harvard, claims that an average ‘knowledge’ worker works in a state of distraction for 47% of their time. Flip this around. By being more focused they could accomplish the same amount of work in half the time. Or potentially double their output. Just because we are ‘creatives’ it doesn’t mean weContinue reading “What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?”

It is okay not to finish (at the moment).

I am sure I’m not alone in this. Sometimes you just can’t finish a project. You hit a wall. You lose the thread. A character doesn’t follow the plot line you have carefully constructed for them. I’m sure it happens to artists and musicians also. As a writer you normally do two things. First, youContinue reading “It is okay not to finish (at the moment).”

Creativity on the Clock.

Normal is no longer ‘normal’. The rules have changed. All those books, videos, and articles, telling us how to streamline our days to gain us that often small precious window of time to achieve our creative endeavours, are now a thing of the past. Why? Because we all suddenly have gained lots of extra time.Continue reading “Creativity on the Clock.”

Day 464 – A List of Recommendations.

Pre-amble: It has been a day of sunshine and torrential downpour during a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. The sunshine was still warm but – it seems – typically for August – well hidden by cloudy masses, but for the brief periods it did emerge it was glorious. I have really noticed that the light has changedContinue reading “Day 464 – A List of Recommendations.”

Day 463 – Sunday Reflection.

I’ve been busy revamping my study. Basically, I’ve got rid of more stuff I had forgotten I even had, or had kept because it might be useful at some point. I decided that some point had been reached and that the stuff wasn’t useful after all. A family desk taken by my eldest son, freedContinue reading “Day 463 – Sunday Reflection.”

Day 444 – A Sense of Place.

I’ve been listening to a BBC Radio documentary on The Pennine Way. It is a national trail which runs for 268 miles through England and up into Scotland, and the hills over which it runs is often called the ‘backbone’ of England. The documentary describes the places and the people along it, the music, songs,Continue reading “Day 444 – A Sense of Place.”

Day 441 – The Saturday Answer.

So, The Friday Question was . . . . . . What ‘creative’ excuse do you use for not doing the creative task you’ve scheduled yourself? And my Saturday Answer is . . . . . . Any form of creative research, no matter how loosely based upon the actual task I have set myselfContinue reading “Day 441 – The Saturday Answer.”

23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 15.

Predications all turned upside down, commentators and pundits changing their minds quicker than the pedals are turning on those race bikes and the Tour enters its last stage before the final rest day and the last five combative stages before the final processional stage into Paris. Life changes as quickly as events in a GrandContinue reading “23 Days in July 2019 – Le Tour – Stage 15.”

Day 436 – Sunday Reflection.

Style. I re-watched the movie The Thomas Crown Affair the other night and Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway clearly had style, in both their personalities and their fashion. Creatively, I think we spend a long time trying to find our ‘style’. Early works are often composites of our favourite writers/artists/musicians, as we learn new techniquesContinue reading “Day 436 – Sunday Reflection.”