Judging Flawed Thought Babies

I’ve been given a few scalding pieces of criticism that were clearly not fleshed out or well founded: off-the-cuff remarks meant to show evidence of my negative behaviour but on closer inspection couldn’t possibly hold water. That’s not to say I’m absolutely perfect (though I am), but people tend to shape the entire context andContinue reading “Judging Flawed Thought Babies”

What… Am I Doing?

A question I ask myself frequently. The point of this project is what again? As much as I’m drawn to writing these posts (almost) every day, it’s easy to lose track of its purpose. decentre will hopefully grow into something a bit bigger than me postulating on a bunch of seemingly random topics. While IContinue reading “What… Am I Doing?”

Subtle Revolt

I’m drawn to the theatre because of its socio-political power. It creates change through empathy. You sit in a room with people who may or may not share similar views and experience a story together. You’re immersing yourselves in artifice and imagining, as a group, what the world would be like if this fiction wereContinue reading “Subtle Revolt”

Stream of Consciousness

Writing every day without planning ahead is like a good dose of caffeine. It kickstarts the brain and makes you less cautious to begin the work. But it’s often garbage. Allot a chunk of your day to stream-of-consciousness creation. Write down whatever comes to mind. Sing whatever melody is in your head. It will mostlyContinue reading “Stream of Consciousness”

What’s Funny?

I find clarity in comedy. When we land on laughter, we land on unity. Laughter in an audience tells me that whatever just happened on stage happened at some point in each of our lives. That sense of connection says “Don’t worry, that awkward/scary thing happens to all of us. It’s not as mysterious asContinue reading “What’s Funny?”

Always Decentring

To “decentre” is to question current power structures. Who is currently in focus and calling the shots? Are they meeting the expectations required of that central position? Is it time for a replacement? It’s not always about people in charge. What is common practice, and should we look at changing that? Do traditions in placeContinue reading “Always Decentring”