This Is Water

This Is Water

“This Is Water” is pure Zoom-Out. It is the title given to a commencement speech (and later a derived written publication)…

Cosmic Soup

Cosmic Soup

Cosmic Soup Cosmic soup did come from a tin, A tiny, teeny, tiny tin. And before that tin, there was…

Art as Zoom-Out

Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) on art as Zoom-Out: “[Art] unsettles us awake, disrupts our deadening routines, enlarges our reservoir of…

Sandsend

Sandsend Oceans new beat oceans past. Across the seas of moments lost. Walk with me in the here and now.…

Art of the Underground

Art of the Underground

The London Underground (rail network, aka Tube) is a source of dread and daily misery. However, it’s full of beauty…

The Perfect Map

The Perfect Map

What is the single greatest source of missed opportunity, frustration, anxiety and stress? Here, we explore this through the power…

OMENS

This was the sight that greeted me each morning as I emerged from Waterloo Station, London, during 2016 when I was…

SELF PITY

SELF PITY

Self-Pity I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough…

The Doors of Perspective

The Doors of Perspective

The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley. First published in 1954, it details…

Dog head

Dog head

How many times have you thought someone was a low-down, rotten ‘dog’? Was their ‘dogginess’ purely a result of your…

Fish head

Fish head

An amusing photo, capturing an instant in time, where the environment, a person and the viewer combine in a very…

What do you see?

What do you see?

What do you see in this painting of a rhino painting? One interpretation is that the rhino doesn’t realise that…

Fear of Falling

Fear of Falling

  Ever had an overwhelming feeling of falling or a fear of falling? Later, looking back, realising it was just…

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally…

Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Grew worse…

FREE WILL

FREE WILL

Do we have free will?  The ability to make decisions and act them out? The ability to choose what to…