Nearly all now agree that Phrenology was never science. History can help guide science. Today: can we be sure that everything understood as scientific is not as BUMP-TIOUS as our … Continue reading BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE
Having visited 20 Main Street, Buckpool: I came across a building that caught my eye. On first sight it looked like a chapel. On further investigation I found that it … Continue reading ‘BUCKIE is coming out of its buckie’
This film is about diversity: how it is displayed and how it is ‘understood’. Some time ago I came across this long since abandoned Drapers Shop on the Buildings at … Continue reading Odds and Ends [a large selection of wallpapers]
In Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, the prison Governor asks ‘D.4.12’ [Paul Pennyfeather]: ‘I wonder whether you have narcissistic tendencies? Did you lead … Continue reading Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’
I recently read ‘The Fall’ by Albert Camus. It is about the demise of a narcissitic lawyer who ends up loathing himself. Several of the passages returned my thoughts to … Continue reading The Fall
Inside, the back-cover of an old book, I came across a price label: I mentioned this old price label to Sian, and asked if she recalled MELVINS?
I keep seeking a language [that might begin to explain] a feeling that lives on in me.
An extract from: Peter J. Gordon, (2012),”Window tax“, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 16 Iss: 4 pp. 181 – 187
We have an old stone wall that sweeps around our garden. In the twenty years that we have lived in Mossgrove, this wall has had a wooden fence above it. … Continue reading On the other side of the fence
I have been reading ‘Understanding a Photograph’ by John Berger. When I read this sentence I found myself considering the approach currently taken, at least in much of the Western … Continue reading do more than spell the word
I recently went to collect the disused circular saw blade from the abandoned and derelict Lanrick saw mill. My understanding is that the whole site of Upper Lanrick is soon … Continue reading a circle with teeth
At Upper Lanrick farm there was a busy sawmill, but neither the farm ‘toun’ nor the sawmill have been active for at least a generation. Abandoned, their days are now … Continue reading Death of Perth Sawmaker