It is said that the early Celtic peoples of the British Isles and Ireland would from time to time have occasion to exile someone from the community. Many if not most of the settlements being coastal, the common practice was to set them adrift in a coracle or some other small vessel to float with the currents out of sight out to sea, to ‘beyond the nine waves’ which was considered to uncharted waters and unknown horrors.
See, used to be I was enthralled with the magic of that twenty-first century counting machine we call the computer. I adored its ability to compile strange syntaxes into software programs that made marvelous experiences appear on (and off) screen. One memorable experience was an autonomous street-art making machine. While studying New Media in Toronto, … Continued
Have you every heard of “bird phenomena”? Loosely speaking, they are sequences of “extraordinary and inexplicable bird appearances that seem to be connected to death.” These are Timothy Findley’s words, who penned them in his lovely book “From Stone Orchard: A Collection of Memories.” Just this morning, as dawn pulled at night’s seams, and the … Continued
Notwithstanding the accidents they cause and the bemoaning they precipitate, I appreciate every flake that falls on a snowy winter’s day. That blanket of white molecular matter seems to unify those disparate human experiences that make up our world. For a brief notation of time, we are treated to a common reference point–look at that … Continued
It’s been nearly three years since this blog has seen an ‘update’. If you’re checking back after our little sojourn from writing, you’ll notice quite a change with the whole outfit. The website has gotten some much needed renovations. Firstly, it looks different. Secondly, it works different. There’s now an online shop that will be … Continued
It’s been nearly two weeks since my last little entry. It doesn’t seem like I’ve a lot to show for the time since. Last week was March Break hereabouts and, although I didn’t have a break, I had great plans for getting lots done while I didn’t have to run the boys back and forth … Continued
It’s been a few days since I actually made a posting here. I started a couple of times but didn’t get far, which puts it in the same category as a lot of other things. That’s not to sway things haven’t been started and finished over the past few days. They have. About a week … Continued
‘T’ minus two days and counting!…..that is tip my first afternoon at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). In preparation, I have been making a list and checking it twice of what I need to take with me. The list includes the above little table-top Kelsey 6 x 10 press. I dug … Continued