Wet weather days have led me to attempt to tidy up the desktop. I mean the computer one. I have several physical desktops as I work/read/idle where I feel like being, and that depends a bit on the weather too. The laptop just comes with me, or the book. I don’t feel disorganised or untidy, … More Collective Weather
Idle thoughts ending up not so idle, as I had to look up a word and I wanted to be sure I had it right. Will this post make sense? I don’t know, but writing it is a way to spend an evening that I like. The word is PROPRIOCEPTION. That means “The unconscious perception … More Proprioception, and a new word about emotions.
It is 11th April, and every year I remember that date – it just happens to be my father’s birthday. I notice I do not say “birth date” and of course I know there are millions of others who share that birth date. For me it is each year I see the date and then … More Perspective Shifting
On my walk this morning it was bright – though very cold. The crocus have emerged from the muddy grass and brighten the near view, while the further vista looks very peaceful. As I took the photos of the crocus, a family came across, the mother carrying the youngest child, and a girl and boy … More Talking to Strangers
I just came home from a beautiful wintry walk after last night’s snow. And I walked home yesterday evening just as the sun was going down. Yesterday’s snow was brief before a bright afternoon. the first four photos are from yesterday when the light on the houses made them golden, and the lichen on the … More Climate Thoughts, What sort of Weather?
We are all a bit stir-crazy and uncertain of ourselves as the pandemic times and their restrictions continue. Every Friday I am rescued and restored for another week by Grassmarket Community Creative Writing Group. You know who you are. Thank you. We have of now been meeting on Zoom for nearly a year. So we … More Winter Wonders
A lively interesting American in Edinburgh researching Hogmanay asked “What would be your Fantasy First Foot”? The First Foot is the first visitor of the new year, said to dictate the fortunes for the whole year — and the ones who bring the best luck are tall, dark-haired strangers. This is because back in the … More First Foot and Fantasy
It is that doldrum time between Christmas and New Year. As I was a teacher/lecturer, this was always a doldrum time, even when I was working, with “must do” whatever sitting on my shoulder, and “not now” stretching from one day to another. I went for a walk yesterday with Edinburgh Son who is staying … More Invitation
Like practically everyone else I know, I am inundated with stuff. It is a misnomer to call some of it information even though I suppose everything is information of a kind. New words for the dictionary makers. Like fakenews. Is this new way of spreading some sort of news really new or just renamed? This … More Mindset, or addiction?
I believe in the ripple effect, that we are all connected, so even if I don’t seem to have much power or influence, my little projects have an effect somewhere, somehow, and they also keep me occupied. I thought it was time to have a garden, or become a gardener. As an adult I have … More How does my garden grow?