Monthly Archives: June 2018

June 16, 2018

6.00 am: As I woke, I heard the news that a fire of some proportion had swept through Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building. This had happened, to a lesser extent, four years earlier. Sometimes lightning does strike in the … Continue reading

June 15, 2018

Occasionally, truly good things deteriorate into an irredeemably and inconsolably appalling mess, through no fault of our own. This is human entropy in action. 7.45 am: A communion. 8.30 am: Studiology. Back to ‘Wisdom is Better …’, and the construction … Continue reading

June 14, 2018

8.00 am: A communion. 8.45 am: Thursday is my postgraduate day over the Summer period. To begin: administrations. 10.00 am: Studiology. A review. The composition entitled ‘Saul>Paul’ will henceforth be called ‘Saul and I’. The ‘Write Up the Vision …’ … Continue reading

June 12, 2018

7.00 am: I awoke. (I’ve enjoyed my lie-in over the past few days.) Having packed my belongings, I took breakfast: The landlady told me all about the plans to refurbish the rooms, her regular customers and their unwavering drinking habits … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

Moving from what ‘is’ to what ‘was’.  Saturday. The morning began at 8.30 am with an early appointment at Dickie Snips, the purchase of a rail ticket, and a visit to the chemist. The weather was uncomfortably humid. The remainder … Continue reading

June 8, 2018

6.00 am: A poor night’s sleep. I got to work early, caught up with emails, and levelled my Inbox to ‘0’. Several ideas related to the ‘Wisdom is Better Than Weapons of War’ composition came to me while I’d tossed … Continue reading

June 5, 2018

7.00 am: That first thing in the morning look of querulous, glazed desperation, when I stare uncomprehending into the bathroom mirror, feeling and looking a decade older and waiting for my brain to stir: 7.30 pm: ‘Slacking, John!’ There’s a … Continue reading