Take off the boxing-gloves and share a cup of tea or coffee – whatever your preference.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
I wrote this morning about the concept of standardisation – how this helps people navigate their environment; learn how to travel on one underground system and you can be sure that you will be fairly consistent globally with the ways the trains run, the lines intersect and so on. That is cool. It is aContinue reading “Standard (2)”
Let’s face it, us humans are not that adaptable*. Sure, we can survive extremes, cope with trauma and insult, but, when it comes down to it, on a day to day basis we seek consistency, regularity. How much of our world is designed to assist with habit? With doing the same thing the same wayContinue reading “Standardisation”
Let us be like Daleks who, to contend with Christopher Eccleston evolved to cope with stairs…
Death by drowning
It is like squeezing in to too small shoes. It can be done, it is awkward and, you can get about, but you look odd and you will soon get blisters.
Sunset over Jaffa
We had several discussions about the origins of Jaffa Cakes when we were in Israel. First there was the query as to whether the cakes came from Jaffa – no; then the realisation that Jaffa Oranges likely had something to do with Jaffa (aka Yaffo) although nowadays Jaffa Oranges are a brand name and canContinue reading “Sunset over Jaffa”
First in line
Votive candles in the dark. Kitty wanted to light one. I didn’t have a match or a candle. And so, we paused for a moment, thinking, considering. Peaceful despite the many standing around; Pointing at the mosaics, the frescoes the stonework. We contemplated the tall candle, the one standing aboveContinue reading “First in line”
How long must you wait before a kiss? Imagine The duration is not a minute, a week or a month. but, a geological timescale. Not today or tomorrow – Forever, or, as good as. That is the speed at which the calcium in solution takes to trickle, drizzle down from onContinue reading “Kissing.”
We were watching the woman stand by the cross, arms out-stretched. Smiling. Friends taking pictures Smiling also, outside The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was a strange moment. Next door is Golgotha, And around the corner the place of resurrection. Unreal. People queuing to have a moment. It is hard toContinue reading “Jerusalem 1”
Picture the scene. Winter. You are walking through a field, perhaps an overgrown patch of land that hasn’t been tended for years and, in your hand are a few dozen seeds. Mixed variety, some flowers, others fruit, grass, it doesn’t really matter. And, as you walk, you scatter the seeds, randomly. Some will fall onContinue reading “Seeds.”
Are you looking at me?
I am trying to imagine What it is like to fall into a wormhole or perhaps topple into a black hole. Neither experience can be much fun, although, I gather with the wormhole, there is, even though very remote, the possibility of traveling in time and space, Whereas, with the black hole, It is justContinue reading “Are you looking at me?”