Owning decisions

Owning decisions

Is there a rhythm, rhyming pattern or reason that can serve as a compass for making life decisions? After early childhood, why should anyone feel they know what’s best for others? I was approached to be involved in a performance project a few months ago. Initially, I...
Crazy democracies

Crazy democracies

Stories abound of what electoral processes look and feel like in emerging democracies. In African countries of this sort, the images that come to mind are oddly reminiscent of the ferocity that can sometimes be witnessed in world class heavyweight boxing bouts. Is it...
Knowledge and understanding

Knowledge and understanding

Understanding an idea on a deep level can take a lot longer than many might think. Some of us want to experience the full range of possibilities that are available to explore within our orbits. This is not feasible in the long run, but even this truism needs to be...
A bourgeois view of greener grass

A bourgeois view of greener grass

It is often said that opposites attract. Perhaps it is a sweeping generalisation to infer that this always the case. Sometimes a person with apparent bohemian aspirations turns out to be bourgeois in his or her subconscious actions. It usually takes a protracted...
Long haul artists

Long haul artists

Every person who works creatively and stays in the business for the long haul arrives at a time when they have to deal what it feels like to be seen as an “oldies” artist. It is interesting to observe those who take the matter in their strides and make the most of it....
The truth looks like this

The truth looks like this

A cartoon I came across depicted a sculptor who had just completed a public piece of work. The image he created was of a hand showing the victory sign. He was very pleased with what he had done, but an observer put him on the spot with the remark “It looks different...