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Themes related to Creativity include cooking, self-sufficiency, Music,



recent Creativity posts

View from the hill

Today,as I gazed down at the town from my hilltop, I saw a "man" who had inherited about £120,000 several years ago, and, rather than buy his council flat, he'd blown all the money on foreign holidays (which he couldn't recall, due to the vast intake of alcohol) and wanted to stay as he always had - unemployed, cared for (mothered) by the state, and permanently drunk. It's mildly annoying for

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advertising, alcohol, alienation, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, transport,
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corporate politics - presidential auctions

I was tempted to title this 'Corporate Democracy', but that would be such a glaring oxymoron. It is frustrating to witness the 'relatively' poor people of the world beating each other to death over whether to vote for Trump or Clinton in the 2nd $billion + US presidential auction. Both candidates are representing corporate interests, and a system that is in debt to a handful of

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books, consciousness, corporations, creativity, debt, democracy, matrix, politics, psychology,
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Schools Kill Creativity - the remedy ...

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. e.g. World Class ballerina (incapable of thinking without moving) was nearly labelled 'problem student'. She was one of the very few lucky ones that met a education 'professional' that was awake. Related: books, creativity, documentary,

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books, creativity, documentary, education, psychology, video,
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Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don't stop!)

I'm always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive consumer.  But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product - when one's hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive - and this is when the best insights, ideas, resolutions rise mysteriously to the surface. Making your own clothes, food, whatever reduces alienation,

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creativity, hobbies, hope, psychology, spirit, wisdom,
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hashtag needed non corporate social media

The very wealthy want ordinary people on zero-hours contracts, mindless, weary, drugged, consumers, in debt and paying them rent for "life" (if you can call it that). They want addicts of corporate "entertainment" and news. Clearly we need to be noncompliant, but what phrase, better still, what hashtag best describes this? #unplugged is no use, because it is widely used for 'time out', which

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consumerism, creativity, debt, freedom, responsibility, Social media,
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diets don't work - bar one

Painless diet that works It is sad to see people stressing themselves with arduous diet plans for years (decades) and seeing no permanent change for the better. I don't have the funds for 'research' but several observations clearly mean something. Overeating often implies comfort eating or boredom. Very often the two go together. I have seen many people lose several stone and achieve their

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creativity, diet, exercise, health, hobbies, obesity, wellbeing,
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surreal landscape using linotype

A truly amazing other world, conjured using linotype: paintings prints and more lino-printing experimenting Copyright Vivien Blackburn Related: creativity, experimental art, landscape, linotype, miscellany 1, paintings

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creativity, experimental art, landscape, linotype, miscellany 1, paintings,
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building a robust hen house on a budget

A hen house I made a couple of years ago. The raised floor is damp proof and rat proof, and it has done a good job.  The uprights are 2" x 2", 6" x 1" boards for the floor and base, 2" x 1" for everything else. The timber is tanalised, except the floor which was recycled (found in a skip!). I used plywood for the roof, covered in felt, but coated in bitumen first. related: chickens, DIY,

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chickens, creativity, DIY, photos, poultry, self-sufficiency,
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musical narrow minds or open?

Music On BBC radio 3 this morning; a discussion about people having to apologise to their peers for liking classical music. In this era of potentially free access to all music, the pigeon holes could even be discarded altogether. Apologising for liking classical music: I recently saw Sting - Live in Berlin ... white man's reggae, with rock guitarist and drummer, an Arabic drummer, female

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BBC, classical music, creativity, music, open minds, radio 3, wisdom,
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consumerism, happiness and creativity

Consumerism never made anyone happy.  Look at the faces (and bad manners) in any supermarket and you'll see.  In contrast, making or mending anything always produces satisfaction - try it :)  thought for the day:-  there's lizards, there's snakes  and corporate greed  the hoardings instruct me  'want more than you need' no thanks ... (tags: consumerism, creativity, meaningful,

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consumerism, creativity, meaningful, meaningful poems, poems,
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Creativity, surveillance, stereotyping and more

A refreshing post on Huffington, well worth a read, and hopefully some argument (discussion)! It begins: In a world where many aspects of our daily lives are written or recorded and transmitted digitally, our raw thoughts and casual observations are increasingly open to scrutiny and vulnerable to interception.  Our behaviour is frequently documented, whether it is by government agencies,

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corporations, creativity, stereotyping, surveillance,
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