With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Being the founder editor of Roseland Online – south central Cornwall’s popular community website – I’m often questioning my own moral compass. I purposely decided not to go down the committee route, something I felt would slow down the editing process of a web based magazine, so the decisions have always lain at my door. But as […]

Projecting Limitations

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Projecting Limitations

The way we project our limitations onto others is a subject I found was highlighted this month by the story of brave Stephen Sutton. As many know, the cancer sufferer’s post on Facebook to raise £10,000 turned into a heart-warming story before his sad death. In fact, it raised over £4 million… and counting. But […]

That Old Devil… Expectation

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
That Old Devil… Expectation

My odd mind has been pondering the subject of ‘giving’ this month and I wondered if we sometimes mix up the word ‘giving’ with ‘exchanging’? Let me explain. When we ‘give’ anything, shouldn’t it be without expectation of anything in return, including even acknowledgment? If not, then surely we’re trading or exchanging? We’ve been programmed […]

Finding Your ‘Source’

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Finding Your ‘Source’

I’m often asked by people who read my Harbour Gallery newsletters if I’m a religious person. The truth is I’m a very spiritual person, but not so much religious. I feel followers of a religion run the risk seeing their guidelines as rules and so often those rules could even become law. Unfortunately rules, by […]

Is Openness the Way?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Is Openness the Way?

I recently read a most beautiful post on Facebook. A mother had promised her daughter that if she’d lost a bet they made, she would post 8 things about herself that she’d never told anyone. Of course she lost, hence the post, but what would have normally been shocking revelations that most of us might […]

Head/Heart Art

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Head/Heart Art

On the penultimate day of our holidays, my wife and I decided to visit LA’s spectacular J. Paul Getty museum. Whilst wandering around the exceptionally impressive building, we individually happened across the Dutch masters’ room. One work in particular quite literally bought tears to our eyes; Jan van Huysum’s ‘A Fruit Piece‘. The detail was […]

Love And Fear

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments
Love And Fear

It’s not often I beg to differ with the Oxford English Dictionary, but in my mind, the opposite of Love isn’t Hate, but Fear. Hate is a result of Fear. And I reckon fear is the one emotion that drives most of the negative stuff we see happening in society… especially the fear of not […]

Language Creates Life

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Language Creates Life

Language has been somewhat on my mind this month; or more importantly, the way we use it. I spend way too much time on Facebook, I know, and the circulars there are becoming rather tiresome: ‘Beat Crime’, ‘Fight Cancer’, or bizarrely, ‘Beat Bullying’??! One banner only this week proudly proclaimed; ‘I want to live my […]

Cure or Prevention?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
Cure or Prevention?

In one of my weaker moments this month, I started to muse over the reactionary society we live in. We seem focussed on a cure-rather-than-prevention culture. We pay our doctors to make us well after we’ve been ill; our police force to find culprits after a crime has been committed; our dieticians to make us […]

What Is Love?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Thoughts | No Comments
What Is Love?

Inspired by two of our favourite customers Ed & Lorraine (EdLo), who got married this month (congrats, guys!) I got round to thinking about love. A heady subject, I know. But after nearly 13 years of wonderful marriage, the true meaning of the word ‘Love’ intrigues me. Film and media seem quite obsessed with the […]