Just asking

I hesitate, but I need to ask … So much is happening in the news that I find distressing, not because the events affect me but because the attitude fallout does. I have stated before that unfairness troubles me, situations with mismatched cause and effect. In particular two very different situations in recent and current…

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Space Race Waste

At last. I am now able to say out loud what I’ve been banging on about (in private) for decades. All thanks to Prince William. This Earth of ours has so much more potential to inspire us with its grandeur, awe, beauty, serenity, bounty than space can give us. More than this – space will…

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Countdown: 20 days to go

In the main year of lockdown I was pretty vocal on my blog: reflections, rants, thoughts on health issues, and some art history for good measure. To the mix I added photographs, surreal images, and personal takes on classic art works. Last year all went quiet in this corner of North West Wales. My time…

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Everyone needs contrast

Posters that grab our attention rely on words and images, colour blocks and white space to maintain interest. An inviting space uses different textures or line, and warm or cool hues. Memorable holiday and leisure activities are packed (pun intended) with experiences in sharp contrast to our everyday life. Apparently the human mind needs contrast…

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Week Three: my study journey

The Ups Very productive week downloading and printing journal articles that appear to be ‘right on the money’ for my planned research question. Have decided not to go back too far, possibility from 2009, as my question was being asked in 2011, and still being asked in 2018. So many years, so little progress in…

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Week Two: Setting off

This is the end of the second week of my new Open University studies. It has been fulfilling and enlightening. As all useful education should be. The Ups Spent some time wandering through the OU Library Service, made a few notes, then carried on with other things. Yesterday I did a general (Google) search on…

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