Monthly Archives: March 2009

Put it in a microwave until its Bill Withers

A few weeks ago, as I was exhausting myself up the slow sweep of single track on the way to work, I heard a loud honking sound from behind me. What I thought might have been some sort of waterfowl … Continue reading

Posted in cars, cycles, environment, location, nature, safety, transport | 2 Comments

A touch of bucolic

There are phantom cows in a field near our offices. The horses chew the grass at one end of the enclosure, accompanied by a pony who spent a whole summer two years ago pretending to be their foal, in order … Continue reading

Posted in cotswolds, entertainment, environment, experience, geography, inspiration, journeys, location, mind, nature, person, psychogeography, psychology, puzzles, transport, truth, understanding | 3 Comments

Now we can all stop being stupid, right?

I’d seen the Age of Stupid before last night’s premiere, being involved very tangentially at one point. I remember when the lights went up at the end on that occasion, and many of the people in the audience—the majority of … Continue reading

Posted in anger, art, cinema, climate, emotions, environment, experience, fear, inspiration, location, loyalty, person, politics, society | 1 Comment

Wheel'd round in my diurnal course

Tonight I cycled home during both a moonrise and a sunset. The sky to the west was cloudless, shading from a liquid blue to a sort of strawberry pink at the horizon, with the moon peach-coloured and sitting on it; … Continue reading

Posted in climate, cotswolds, cycles, education, environment, experience, inspiration, location, nature, research, seasons, technology, time, tools, transport, understanding | 3 Comments

In age we learn; in youth we underrate

I was recently introduced to Charles Dickens by j4. Some twelve years ago I gave up on A Tale of Two Cities in disgust, finding it waffling and turgid; yet since the start of 2009 I’ve been engrossed in j4’s … Continue reading

Posted in age, art, authors, entertainment, experience, individual, inspiration, language, literature, person, standards, understanding | 4 Comments