455. The Album Maker

Written on 20 March this post is indicative of … problems. At least with regard to keeping up blogging, and blogging about something that is … good. Meaning valuable. Meaning something I can believe is good and valuable for others.

With regard to catching up on both The Blog and my life, so to speak, things are messy right now and I don’t really know where to begin.… Read more

453. Art Review

Overall the year 2016-17 saw the culmination of a year long quest for me to find ‘the right kind of creative project’ – writing and/or drawing.

Because I kept thinking I only had time for … one. Because of work. Because of family. Because of … a lot.

It has turned out now – in the spring of 2018 – that I don’t really care about that.… Read more

401. Course Set

As I get a few bits written on Hammer and Magic each week, even if they are very small, inevitably I get to think about the future – and what my ambitions are and should be here?

I published some Shade of the Morning Sun-novellas on Amazon in 2012. You can read them online now, including my ‘flagship’ novella: “That Which Cannot Be Broken”.… Read more

386. Seeds

A day of resting and restoring after that first Christmas eve with Jay, thinking about how my mother is doing, and all the things I still have to do – soon – in business, in everything.

Such days, however, are a good opportunity to test my new approach to creativity, by thinking a lot about the Hammer and Magic-story, making myself really excited about writing the next segment down.… Read more

383. The Right Motivations This Time

Char came home with Jay and they had had a good trip down south to the family, and the rest of the day was pretty much waiting and prepping for the other big trip this month – to my parents’.

Everything else is on standby, as expected.

I’ve been thinking about under what conditions a creative project equals stress, if I can’t work on it, like on a day like this.… Read more

370. Hammer Time!

Another day all family, but with time to think of how to find and use time not with the family whilst carrying laundry back and forth. It is a delicate act but I am learning it.

Okay, so I have written at length about this and I don’t really feel like going back through all my posts trying to find the correct summary or ensure consistency.… Read more

367. Those Are The Facts

Not much noted in my calendar today, so I think we prioritized getting out of the apartment (while the usual pipe-work was going on) and to the second house we have borrowed in so many months. And then what?

Since there is not much in the calendar, as said, I think I probably chose to focus on Jay and Char for some reason, but it was likely a good one.… Read more

355. Not Dead Yet

Did a lot of client work today for people who have already paid me, but which is fine, since they might come back and pay me to do more on their websites. It is, though, not the currency of the soul and these days I feel I really need to get back to … some sense of my soul that is deeper than just family, work and worrying (about other family).… Read more

343. To Hell With Psychologists

Packed the borrowed car and went back to our own apartment in the City to do a few things, including 4 hours of washing clothes in the industrial machines that inhabit our basement – a bit like Björk’s cars in The Modern Things. I’m sure both were here when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth …

But seriously, it was a fine day and sunshine when we drove back on the freeway and Jay was in good spirits.… Read more