The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Is it earth-shattering? No. Does it change the literary landscape? No. Is it deep and powerful and life-changing? Not really for most I suppose. But it has been an experience. It’s slow, gentle, sweet and filled with humour that almost never goes beyond small chuckles. I won’t spoil it but it’s like a gentle rollercoaster…

Life, the universe and Science vs. Religion

For a while now I tend to approach conversations about religion vs. science with a bit of weariness because it feels sometimes like the topic has become touchier and touchier over time – people have become (a) more vocal on both sides and (b) more thin skinned generally speaking. But a little while ago I…

My “art” and me… and other people…

Artist. It’s a term that I’ve always, ALWAYS, hesitated to use to describe myself or what I do or even really as a hobby. I’m a doodler. Well usually I suppose I sketch if anything… and by that I mean just randomly start drawing something with a pencil and then once my mind and fingers…

To Change, Or Not To Change.

I’m posting here today on a topic that plays a lot in my heart and mind and at the end I wanted to raise some questions that I can’t ever set aside and I’m curious to see if anyone who reads all this has any thoughts on the matter: Life as a whole has hit…

2016 – A Pretty Good Year?

That header, the title above, seems strange to type out and read – saying it and hearing myself say it is even stranger. At this point I have to admit even I’m not sure if I’m being sarcastic or not. But was it really that terrible a year? As horrible as we’re all imagining it?…