On a light,hairy note

Looking at the two photos of Margaret Drabble


I confess the difference surprise me.But I know that feeling at midlife that you are too busy to have long hair… yet it softens the features… so my hairdresser says…mine is short now..but I dream it is long again and feel happy

Is the short hair and plain look part of wishing to be taken seriously?She certainly has been married to two very interesting men

I am really surprised /pleased about the number of people reading here


Margaret Drabble when young

When I moved from books to Philosophy I was not expecting a lot of readers but I have had far more than I thought and so I have continued again after I thought I’d stop.So as I have thought before,people do like serious reading  and thinking about thinking.

I shall try to put on more about books too.I am reading the latest Margaret Drabble this week,The pure gold baby.It seems very light reading after Heidegger and co.Which is nice..

I would like to discover an introduction to modern literary crticism as i find it hard to get into.I am unsure if it needs to be so difficult….


English Literature: Death of the Author

Wordle: loci similes
Wordle: loci similes (Photo credit: filologanoga)
literary criticism of john ruskin
literary criticism of john ruskin (Photo credit: cdrummbks)
TCLC - Twentieth Century  Literary Criticism
TCLC – Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (Photo credit: CCAC North Library)

English Literature: Death of the Author.

The Flying goose.

A wonderful artist

My Life as an Artist (2)

I leave you this weekend with a flying goose.



From the book, ‘The Apple Exercise’

‘Given the fast pace of our lives today, and the fact that so many of us are plugged into technology of one kind or another, our collective sense are being deadened. 

Along with this comes a feeling of loss.    A loss that in many ways we are unable to identify. 

As we constantly try to fill the ever widening holes within us, with more and more frenetic activity and stuff, our frustration levels grow even more. 

Feeding our sense through the creative process, in all its many forms, can produce almost miraculous changes, which lead to a sense of well being and fulfilment.’


Next week, more tutorials and information about watercolour brushes and paper. 

Wishing everyone a beautiful and creative weekend.

A Bientôt 


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Private blog?

I am probably going to make my  blog private.You will  be able to read it if you fill in your WP name when requested,If you do that I’ll get an email and will let you through.I have too many followers and people I follow…’ll go through blogs I follow and maybe choose fewer then I shall open this blog to the public again.

Thanks to all those who read my work and those I read

That the world is

Ludwig Wittgenstein as a very young child.
Ludwig Wittgenstein as a very young child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ludwig Wittgenstein in his youth.
Ludwig Wittgenstein in his youth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

I’m finding Derrida de-structured


I’m finding Derrida  de-structured

And Levinas‘ face makes me smile

Who would have conjectured

That one day I’d lecture

On  thoughfullness and all its trials?

I  prefer Kierkegaard to Sartre

Who sometimes makes me feel queer.

Who would have expected

That words would be texted

As men smoked cigarettes and drank beer?

Some people like reading Jane Austen

While others juggle with Wittgensein.

Who would have discarded

The notes in the margins?

How sweetly these words recombine