Sunday, October 25, 2020

Goodbye to British Summer Time for Another Year

An short article, with video, on the importance of moving the Avebury Stone Circle twice a year, based on the irreplaceable work of the National Trust, can be found here.

Avebury Stone Circle 
(wiki commons - photograph by W. Nick Owen)

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A Bit of Postmodern Jukebox, Just Because


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Tech Gratitude


Underwood manual typewriter (wiki commons)

Quite a lot of today was taken up with getting computer related tech to work - a thing that most everybody hates.  Loathes.  Despises.  But ...

Think back (if you can) to where many of us started - great clunky manual typewriters with a wickedly steep rake that ripped the cuticles off your nails if you misplaced a finger, heavy keys that needed real finger strength to depress, letters that loved to jam together in a clump if you had the temerity to type too quickly, a ribbon that left ink all over your hands - and face - no matter how carefully you tried to replace it.  Not to mention the delights of carbon paper, and the weight-lifting challenges of moving the brutes from one place to another.* 

Except for spreading ink about, I would not be able to do any of that now.  So even though I am not keen on when the tech goes wrong, I'm still grateful for the (most of the, to be fair) times it works.

And tomorrow is another day.

*I did like the bell, and the swing of the carriage at the end of each line, though.  

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Knocking at My Door

Door Knocker from Durham Cathedral
(WikiCommons - Michael Beckwith)

Like many writers, I become very twitchy when projects end or are on pause.  And just now I'm at that stage with all 3 things I've been working on.  But - huzzah! - something new has come out of the Realm of Twitch, knocking at my door.

If I knew a Something New dance, I would be doing it!