The Call of the Wanderer In 1990 I left England and did not return for 16 years. It wasn’t just a holiday; it was for work. I got a job in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and we had to hand over our passports to the employers. I’m sure it was not legal, but it was… Read More How Archetypes can be the hidden drivers in your Life
There is so much to say about Cuba it would fill a library. I have been there three times since 2015, visiting Havana, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Varadero and now the more remote Cayo Guillermo, in Ciego de Avila province, an area praised by Hemingway in his book Islands in the Stream (1970). Some countries get… Read More Six Reasons to Love Cuba
This is a spring cleaning job on the content of this blog. The archive tends to make things unwieldy, and disappear into a backwards chronology. Subjects are wide-ranging so might be hard to track. I started this blog on the e-blogger platform in 2008, and it has come a long way since I transferred… Read More A ROUND UP OF ARTHEALSWOUNDS ARTICLES TO DATE
Jeepster on Fly Records, 1971 Flashback to 1971. The colour’s hazy in my mind but my memory tells me on one side it was spliced down the middle with one hemisphere an iridescent orange, and the other was salmon pink like the label and sleeve. But apparently it was purple. It was a totally beautiful.… Read More How to Jeepstart the present using music from the past.
Sixties Psychedelic Posters: How they exploded our minds Now that we can acknowledge the contribution of the sixties at a safe distance from its turmoil, it is remarkable to see how its influence continues to spread. Posters played a key role in this dissemination of libertarian ideas. Recently, there was an exhibition of the impact… Read More Psychedelic Posters: How they Exploded our Minds