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Does freedom even exist? Part 1: Redundancy

I’m being made redundant.  At least I’m about 90% sure of that.  We’re still, technically,  in the consultation process.  In many ways redundancy is not a bad thing for me, I need a boot up the backside.  I’ve been complaining for years that I’m not happy, that I’m creatively unfulfilled and intellectually bored but I have done precious little to rectify this.  Being made redundant should be an...

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My confession

A few months ago my buddy Neal Mayhem offered to allow me to post on his site provided I could come up with content that was suitable for him. The conversation came around as Fluke Mag which had been happy to regularly post my articles seemed to have gone quiet and I was struggling to get hold of the editor. I needed a new platform and despite appearances Neal is a sucker for a hard luck case. Knowing that, as much as I think he’s a...

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Should passion have visiting hours?

Have you read ‘In Praise of Love’?  It is a conversation with philosopher Alain Badiou.  He discussed love as a life choice to see the world through two sets of eyes.  His view of love is couched in the commitment of making a relationship work rather than in the headiness of brief passionate encounters but the concept of passion, passion as rising from the risk of failure is central to his ideas.  At the begining of the book he...

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Debating that which is not open to debate and why Society fears the Individual

I had planned a series of essays related to articles appearing in Aquarius2012 over the last couple of weeks but it dawned on me that most of the issues I wanted to discuss and the reasons I wanted to discuss them were intimately related.  Over and over again I have seen articles debating issues that cannot be anything but personal to the individual, they are not issues for debate, they simply are and it is not society’s place to...

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It was an odd walk into work for me this morning. Life in general is a bit odd for me at the moment for reasons I propbably should not yet discuss. I find I am drifting through habitual cycles. Going through the motions waiting for a change that is on the crads but not yet formally announced. As I result I am thinking a great deal about my future and I am often disengaged with the present. I am in a permanent state of waiting for something...

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