1 month, 25 days ago

September Song

  It’s the end of September. The leaves are starting to turn in earnest now.  Many already lie on the ground, waiting for me to sweep them up. The first chestnuts have fallen too (reminder to self – collect some before they’re all gone). The last few days have all started with mist – each […]

3 months, 24 days ago

Get up and dance!

Maria Popova’s Brainpickings is one of the great joys of the Internet, so it seems churlish to quibble with something that appears there. But I’m going to, because I think the subject matters and never more than now. One of the pieces from this week highlights Josef Pieper’s paean to the music of Bach. Now I […]

6 months, 13 days ago

Sheep

Today we were walking along a narrow path by the river. The path is 2 people wide with a fence on one side and the river bank on the other. You step over a low, electrified fence to get on the path and climb over a gate at the other end. A few sheep graze […]

7 months, 13 days ago

Silly Goose

I’m in the, for me, novel position of looking after some geese these days. This usually involves nothing more than feeding them once a day and trying to keep them out of places they shouldn’t be. But this is breeding season, so there are additional complications. One morning last week I went out to feed […]

8 months, 27 days ago

Quantum Psycholosography

Why is everything so damned interesting? Some social media friends and I were discussing the huge amount of interesting (and potentially important) stuff that comes our way and that we can’t keep up with. New books and articles pile up half read on our physical or virtual bookshelves. In the last month articles on cognition, […]

9 months, 9 days ago

This Is Winter Too, (This is Nature Too)

This started out as a photo essay on winter. And then I read an article that disturbed me. I’m a strong supporter of rewilding. I think organizations like Rewilding Britain do great work, so it may seem strange that I was unhappy with this article about them. Near the beginning there’s a quote from George Monbiot […]

10 months, 28 days ago

Small worlds – Splintered thoughts

Oliver’s Question My friend Oliver Baier (@OliverBaier) recently tweeted: “Has #RBPEA just become bigger and more urgent in 2016? People seeking (and buying) ever simpler answers to ever bigger problems”. The hashtag RBPEA was coined by Tom Graves (@Tetradian) and means Really Big Picture Enterprise Architecture. It says that to understand an enterprise one increasingly […]