Category Archives: art

Lord of the Dance

I have no post prepared for this week (too much to do, too little time). Esme posted this gem a short while ago; I’d noted it for a ‘reblog’ for an occasion such as this, but her post doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Who wrote Robert Heinlein’s ‘The Door into Summer’?

That’s obviously a trick question. Or is it? If there are any of Heinlein’s novels I’ve not read, I’m not aware of them. His mid-1950s yarn ‘The Door into Summer‘ is one of my favourites, and speaks to me in … Continue reading

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DaH mInDu’ SuD ghaj vIghro’wIj

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Yearning Eerily

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Sunray Meadow (my response to the prompt)

Who, Ra? Perhaps it’s evening: Contemplating reflections Of the shadow of the day More tasks ticked off (Yet the list is longer) Time to rest. But then again: Perhaps it’s morning: The inherent promise Of a nascent dawn Beckoning excitement … Continue reading

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The yarn that got away

Back in 1982, or perhaps it was ’83, I was working on a short story; it was my first real attempt in my quest to ‘become a writer’. I wrote the story on my first computer (an Amstrad PCW), which … Continue reading

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Sunray Meadow (a post prompt)

I saw this on Twitter today, and thought it was a fabulous ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ photograph. As I didn’t want to risk it getting buried and forgotten on my hard drive, I asked the artist (@lacharpenta) if I could post it here, … Continue reading

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The Galaxy Song, revisited

Three days shy of a decade ago, I published a post entitled ‘A little perspective for the new year‘, which featured ‘The Galaxy Song’ from Monty Python‘s The Meaning of Life. I considered waiting another three days before posting this … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone: Chasing forest sarks

This is the third in my series of ‘Apps You Might Enjoy’, following on from my earlier posts about Morse Mania and Elevate: this one is about Duolingo, an app that was recommended to me by msjadeli. Duolingo – making … Continue reading

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Choose your battles wisely (especially when transcribing)

When I wibbled about machine transcription a few days ago, I concluded that it was perhaps still too much in its infancy to be of any use. However, I thought I would give it a second chance, as I’ve no … Continue reading

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