It’s coincidence I suppose but seems uncanny, that the Daily Post prompt is Glimmer, just after I was looking at that word and a list of gl words*. Why such a thing? Well I have started writing again, and was looking for the word that describes words that sound the way the thing LOOKS, not … More Glimmer, of what? Hope.
Today is the day when UK votes to leave or stay the European Union. Referendum Day. Many of us agree it has shown the most appalling campaigns on both sides, mis-information and posturing, and the utterly sad unspeakable murder last week of Jo Cox, who was doing the job for which she was elected as … More Thinking: Referendum day in UK
Freud said something like “Life is to love and to work” I don’t remember the quote, nor whether there is an order to it, but am thinking I don’t care as for this moment, they are together. Retirement – no work? Hell, Well no, only if you are calling work stuff you do for money, … More Retirement: What will I do today?
When I studied History of Science, and I expect this is true for all researchers, one of the joys was the actual documents, papers, books, even some artefacts. Thank you Royal Institution, London for my time there and for how you now put pictures of so much on the screen. I loved the journey to … More Website History
A wonderful walk this morning. I have been very involved in work about ways of thinking and the perversity of linear types of thought that sound good but lead to stuff we know feel is just not right. So, watching the waves, sun-struck, translucent, sky, sea, sand and warmth, I thought through remembered theories and … More Implicate: A way to think about Everything
My inbox is full of petitions and blogs – wanting changes – wanting votes. And wanting money. And every government in the world is wanting. They are all in debt. “If governments everywhere are in debt, who are they in debt to? The answer is that they are in debt to private banks. The “cruel … More A Cruel Hoax – Lets change
This is the rock that started the meditation. On another pebbly beach walk with Finlay, chucking stones in the water for him to wallow and splash, I found this one, and hefted its weight in my hand, explored the patterns. They reminded me of the patterns in the sand, on Crescent beach, from a previous … More Meditations on a rock, or two
On a cold stay-in day – I just re-found Richard Murphy’s blog on Tax and Economics. This very relevant to me at the moment because yesterday and today I MADE DECISIONS. I am going to go to China again – see the grandsons that I have not seen for more than a year – and … More Decisions, Consequences, Community
Boats cancelled. Lots of wind. Some snow. No school. Stir crazy. Went out. To the bottom of the hill then back again, wind too strong and cold, even the icicles were growing sideways Not really a walk, but took the photos both sides of the road and then back up the steps to my door. … More Winter walking – nearly a walk
I watched a great film, a documentary: Merchants of Doubt. IMDB says it is “A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.” Sounds bo…oor rrr…ing ? Introduced by Jamy Ian Swiss a magician whose sleight of hand card tricks … More Honest and Dishonest Lies