April 17, 2014
I often wonder why they make so many new TV shows when there is so much Trek to re-watch.

Screenshot from The Balance of Terror (TOS:S1E14)

I often wonder why they make so many new TV shows when there is so much Trek to re-watch.

Screenshot from The Balance of Terror (TOS:S1E14)

April 17, 2014
Strange lost contraption. Northern Pennines, Winter, 2014.

Strange lost contraption. Northern Pennines, Winter, 2014.

April 7, 2014

"Truth is always straightforward."


Sophocles

March 27, 2014

Now that the snows are all gone, the things that I saw in the wintertime. Various places, 2014.

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March 23, 2014

"Writing poems in Navajo is like painting with the tip of a slashing whip."

Rex Lee Jim

The shifting and mysterious pleasures of reading a translation are matched only by hearing the sound of a language we don’t understand. Many things are lost and gained in transit.

March 17, 2014

Being born in the 80s wasn’t all bad, as my ‘MEGABOTS’ sleeping bag testifies. Close inspection reveals a complex circular narrative of post-apocalyptic cybernetics, complete with technicolour doom. I used to dream like the clappers under this beast.

March 7, 2014

The slate mines atop Honister Pass. Winter, 2014.

February 25, 2014
The world is made up of compartments, secrets, and secret compartments, and we quest to link them together.
In a fell church. Winter, 2014.

The world is made up of compartments, secrets, and secret compartments, and we quest to link them together.

In a fell church. Winter, 2014.

February 24, 2014

"For the less even as for the greater there is some deed that he may accomplish but once only; and in that deed his heart shall rest."

J. R. R. Tolkien

February 20, 2014
Memory is a museum of the forsaken; old rooms in which we count out the remainder of our nine lives.

This was the best room in town. Leamington Spa. 2007.

Memory is a museum of the forsaken; old rooms in which we count out the remainder of our nine lives.

This was the best room in town. Leamington Spa. 2007.

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February 3, 2014

"Big John’s been drinking since the river took Emmy-Lou."

Neil Young

January 4, 2014

I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in the concept of life.

Screenshots from Ladoni (1993, Artur Aristakisyan)

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December 19, 2013

"There is no better place to keep a secret than in an unfinished novel."

Italo Calvino

December 6, 2013

A movie is somehow made more complete when the director leaves a love letter to another director in the credits. Cinema is a circle in so many ways.

Screenshots from Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders), and Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood)

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December 3, 2013
I trust my feet in a different way than I do my head or heart. When the other two yield confusion, my feet remain authentic and fluent, and through having faith in their wisdom I have learned what I could never have learned elsewhere. My feet are more aligned with the instinctual mentality of the shire-horse; they take me places and they do not judge. They speak like the eye wrinkles of an old man to whom bullshit is offensive and wholly unnecessary in the general order of things.

My feet on a train seat. Autumn, 2013.

I trust my feet in a different way than I do my head or heart. When the other two yield confusion, my feet remain authentic and fluent, and through having faith in their wisdom I have learned what I could never have learned elsewhere. My feet are more aligned with the instinctual mentality of the shire-horse; they take me places and they do not judge. They speak like the eye wrinkles of an old man to whom bullshit is offensive and wholly unnecessary in the general order of things.

My feet on a train seat. Autumn, 2013.

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