The Artist’s House

Visiting the home of a friend, who’s also a working artist. It could reasonably be said that we all love a nose around other people’s houses. To see how they live. Maybe get to get to know them better? Wonder what exactly possessed them to put THAT there? Or, like in the case of artist […]

The Clearing 3: Is this the life we really want?

Previously on The Clearing, Sarah said… “You know the Leeds Liverpool Canal? If you had a year to live would you bother finishing it?” “No” I unhesitatingly replied. A third episode of getting rid of the stuff of our lives that’s lost its meaning. So here at Clearing Central in Liverpool we’ve already made a […]

A year to live? 10 things I’ve learned

The culmination of a whole year of ‘Year to live’ posts and also part of a podcast with Liam Black and Lucy Adams. A year ago now, October 2013, I began living my life with the constant and conscious thought that this year could be my last. Questioning everything, asking ‘Would I do this work, go […]

A year to live: A quietening down of the rage to succeed

Thinking more about my ‘A year to live’ post. And a story from my friend Sarah Jones. A response to the post  from Robert Day got me thinking when, after telling his story of leaving the wrong job behind and how it was going he’d said: “So: I take from your post something that I’ve […]