Monthly Archives: January 2005
A brief trip to the Ashmolean Museum today. I’ve been attempting sketching recently—if I can’t type a decent story then I can at least do something else with my hands that’s detrimental to my eyesight—so I went prepared. Sketchbook, a … Continue reading
Rarely did William Blake suffer from, or at any rate vent, any self-doubt. Either he was industrious with other people’s projects (during his twenty-year “sleep”) to the extent of temporarily forgetting his grand vision, or he was utterly convinced of … Continue reading
Hacking the head, I found CRB’s rant about famous Belgians. Now: third question down.
K. found an article on the BBC website by an MS sufferer, who mentioned in passing that every online resource for those afflicted with multiple sclerosis capitalized the letters M and S whenever they were adjacent in the title of … Continue reading
I worried at the time about the effect of the bookshelves’ shape on a stock consisting of flat (if compressible) items. A bibliophile oughtn’t to imagine such things. The system of classification, archly Fry, disturbed me too, and it seemed … Continue reading
addedentry has beaten me to commenting on the QI shop off Turl Street in Oxford. Although he’s a self-confessed occasional poster, he’s clearly more organized and/or more motivated than me. People in bigger towns walk more quickly too. Visiting the … Continue reading