Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31, 2017

Lucas Cranach, the elder, Martin Luther as a Monk (1546) (courtesy of Wikicommons) 500 years ago today, a radical university professor published his theses (all 95 of them) by ‘nailing’ them to the door of the castle church at Wittenberg. … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

Don’t interrupt the sorrow (Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)) Sunday. I’ve entered a phase of waking from dreams with female song songwriters counselling me in my ear. Who could complain? Mitchell, at her best, was as good … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Courtesy of Wikicommons Compartmental leakage: There’s a storm on Jupiter known as the ‘Great Red Spot’. It was first observed in 1665 and still rages on.  The storm shows no signs of abating, because there’s no planetary surface friction to … Continue reading

October 13, 2017

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest (Ecclesiastes 9.10) 8.30 am: Email catchup with correspondents at home and overseas. Garden: Elysian Grove, pencil, … Continue reading