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March 17, 2018

In memoriam: for Dad, who died, suddenly, on this day twenty seven years ago: Dad considered himself to be ‘a nobody’ – invisible and without significance beyond the sphere of his family, friends, and workmates. To me, he was, and … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

8.00 am: A communion. I don’t presume: For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Therefore: 8.30 am: I had to travel to School by the alternative route, which involved power-walking up a hill. I should alter my established habit … Continue reading

March 13, 2018

Steve Reich, Piano Phase (pattern 2) (1967) (courtesy of Wikicommons) Last night, I watched the second part of Charles Hazelwood’s documentary on minimalist music: Tones, Drones, and Arpeggios. In an interview with Steve Reich, the composer advocated that, for him, … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle (Exodus 26.12) ‘Raising the Tabernacle’,  print from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations in the possession … Continue reading

March 9, 2018

8.00 am: A communion. A demarcation. Sometimes the head is well in advance of the heart where decisions are concerned. When reason dictates, the heart must follow (eventually). Disciplining the emotions is desperately demanding; feelings and desires are hard to … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18.24) The verse (or this part of it) assumes that brothers, too, stick close. As an only child, I’ve no practical experience to draw upon other than the fraternal … Continue reading

March 7, 2018

6.30 am: Woke, showered, and dressed. I habitually prepare myself for the day from the outside in. 7.15 am: Hotel breakfast. ‘Oh, yum!’: (‘Honestly, J.! You’re like a child sometimes’.) I enjoy an occasional ‘full English breakfast’. (Does ‘full’ modify … Continue reading