Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 27, 2017

There’s one thing better than making a good work of art, and that’s developing a good way of working.  Yesterday. I completed the extraction of words and phrases from the Matthew chapters 9 and 20 texts, and formatted them. The … Continue reading

July 24, 2017

8.00 am: A reaffirmation: This is the foundation: the three domains of discipline – body, mind, and spirit. The discipline of the body: exercise, diet, health, hygiene, appearance, and rest. The discipline of the mind: focus, learning, understanding, imagination, judgement, … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

DAY 1 7.00 am: Aberystwyth railway station. The platform announcement strongly advised: ‘If you see something that isn’t right, speak to the staff or text the transport police’. I pondered the scope of ‘unrightness’: walls that aren’t precisely perpendicular; a … Continue reading

July 18, 2017

The big day! Like a wedding on steroids. Graduands morphed into graduates at the doff of a hat. For many, this was the great ‘leaving home’ party. Others will return to undertake MA studies with us in September. For everyone, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

Saturday. To begin, a little field-recording resourcing in readiness for next week. I then undertook the annual CV and website MOT update and reconciliation procedure. I was struck by how little I’d achieved during the last year, how effortlessly web … Continue reading

July 14, 2017

9.00 am: Taking stock. I looked over the New Testament narratives about blindness. In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 8, there’s an account of man whose sight was restored by Christ in two stages. Initially, he could see only imperfectly: … Continue reading

July 13, 2017

8.30 am: Admin catchup. 9.00 am: Studiology. On with ‘blind Bartimaeus’. Throughout the morning I was engaged in a painstaking edit to integrate the two gospel texts describing his encounter with Jesus. I’m conscious of having to write up my … Continue reading