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Today’s musings

From the friends at Sketchbook Skool, this video about the importance of color. And of painting and of doing creative things. I need all the color I can get right now. 

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In praise of Mississippi

I’ve had Mississippi writers on my mind recently, as I’m finally getting around to reading a biography of William Faulkner, who is endlessly fascinating, and in the wake of the brilliant Sing, Unburied, Sing. Mississippi has birthed some of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the pencil

    My theme gifts for Christmas were centered around the humble pencil. I bought loads of great stuff from this fantastic shop. So I was tickled to see this cool article, with its amazing photographs, in today’s NYT.

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Getting out from under the news

No words left, no more outrage for the state of the world right now. I think I may just have to resort to asking the Lord to come back and get it all over with it. This morning, I was … Continue reading

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My TBR list

  Of all the “best of” lists I’ve read this year, I think I am most persuaded by this one. Short enough to be doable. May make my way down from the top! DISCUSS.

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So much going on, mainly Moravian-related!

  It’s that time of year when I am trying to get all my tasks corralled before the holidays: all those health insurance claims (a particular horror where I work, where you pay for everything up front and then tape … Continue reading

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Happy après Halloween

As long as the current crop of reality-challenged folks is running the USA, there will be no shortage of materials for writers, or indeed, anyone who’s just looking for distraction. This is a sadly hilarious and clever piece. #languagewarning, as … Continue reading

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Not so super bugs and a few rather more super bits of randomness

Antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance: It’s what I’m working on now and it’s both fascinating and terrifying. I will be attending this meeting in Berlin this week. Looking forward to hearing about what people around the world are doing to prevent the apocalypse! … Continue reading

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Shine on, shine on

Harvest moon   

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Of dolphins, autumn, and the Cazelets

This is seriously cool. I took my camera out at lunch today to try to capture some of the beauty of our sudden autumn. And now . . . to the Brig and the Duchy, Hugh, Edward, Rupert, and Rachel, … Continue reading

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