Posts Tagged ‘metaphor’

James Geary On Metaphor – TED Talk

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I love metaphor. Whenever I meet someone who does not understand metaphor I am always astonished, dismayed and incredulous. To have a mind incapable of grasping metaphor is to be a lump of brute existence. Empathy derives from metaphor. Being human is itself a metaphor. I’ll shut up now and let you listen to James Geary.


I’m Not Ignoring You – I’m Just Busy

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Having a blog fills me with a sense of obligation – and resultant despair when I fail to oblige. I used to plough out 3 to 4 posts per day when I first started my blog a few years ago but that has since tapered off to a more reasonable 1 per day – or so.

Lately I’ve been remiss and haven’t kept up with the flow of information across the smoothed rocky shores of my mind. I like going to that water’s edge to draw a drink for you to share but I haven’t been able to the past few weeks because I’ve just been so damned busy.

I am still working on the post for the Ruffus The Dog Christmas Caroland I’m writing scripts for a children’s series for a friend because it’s fun and it pays the rent – and I was working on a proposal for a new web series called My Kitteh! which is a collaboration with my talented wife Karen Valleau which promises to be lots of fun – and I’m making plans for another production which I hope to fund and put before the cameras before the year is out.

And I’m also looking for other revenue generating work.

So, as you can see, it’s been challenging to do all of the above and follow an exercise regime I’ve convinced myself is necessary to stay alive and mobile and keep up with the blogging too.

This week requires a great deal from me but next week I should have enough free moments in my usual ADHDay to plant some brain seeds here for you to watch grow into something resembling a better metaphor than what I attempted to make work at the beginning of this sentence.

See? I can’t even write.

Too busy.

More later.


P. S. Speaking of monkeys – here’s Jonathan Coulton’s “Code Monkey” – enjoy!