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Autodidact | They Tried to Teach Me

They tried to teach me
the infinite possibility
living inside as my soul
could be sold for some shiny metal
they called gold
but they couldn’t reach far enough inside of my mind…

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Visual Art

Linguistic seductions: 4. The power of inarticulateness

You may have seen this TV commercial:


It may be a TV commercial and it may force you to buy the movie provider, but it is really really disturbing in the way it treats language. 234 more words

Everyone Loves a Good Riddle

More often than I’d like to admit, I’m interrupted while getting ready for bed with the realization that I have a lesson to teach the next morning, and that I haven’t planned it yet. 467 more words

Life In Mongolia

Messages In A Bottle (Message 4): The Artist

I wish you saw the bigger picture
If you could see the meaning in the moments we share
The words I let spill out to you… 243 more words



At what point is a good storyteller enhancing the aesthetics of a performance?  In other words, when does storytelling cross over from performativity to performance?

A Common Strangeness Released

A Common Strangeness has finally been released. Extracts from the book can be read on Google Books here. The book is available for purchase… 68 more words

Egocentric Words

People laugh when you try to push a pull door. Irony laughs when you can’t remember the number for Directory Inquiries. (It’s 118 500 if you’re willing to fork out £1.69 per minute.) Language laughs when you fail to pronounce “inarticulate” correctly. 293 more words