Story is everywhere

| March 6, 2020

Yesterday It seems an hour plus more of feeling through articles of history, sensing the writers’ directions, passions and dedications has come to a close for this time. I wander to the deck and stand before the behemoth twins. As the starboard bow opens…its wheel provides the sharp but not unpleasant tones of the skakuhachi. […]

The Right Words – the Right Notes

| February 8, 2020

Concerning Hobbits Lord of the Rings Oneness So far from Scotland and piping – yet the sound of a tin whistle brings the days of the Celts – Picts and Gaels to mind. The age of then is here within a much read and spoken story – time and time again. With each line by […]

Structure, Skirt and Wheel

| January 4, 2020

Reoccurring Imagery in Film Near the start of this New Year I turn again to films whose peninsular lands I have wandered. From Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, that galvanized my interest in film-making, to Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner whose pilgrim father is a character to whom I relate. In Weir’s Gallipoli it is the runner, within Mark […]

Bibendum

| November 2, 2019

…and the 100-Foot Journeys At the 1894 Exposition universelle, internationale et coloniale the Michelin Tyre Company introduced their mascot, Bibendum (the Michelin Tyre Man) to the world. Hosted by the French city of Lyon between 29 April 1894 – 11 November 1894 the plump tire man, comprising rings of white bicycle tires, continues to be one […]

After the War

| October 28, 2019

Reminders After the war…each day’s new peace is punctuated by the craggy and weighted fragments of former ambition and rubble. Once these were buildings…these were homes. The exclamations, and pauses, the commas, the full stops of life. With each day a small section of peace is renewed as foundation is revealed…the rebuilding continues. Brick by […]