About this blog

This blog examines the areas I am interested in – from comics to degrowth to flora and fauna and everything in between. This is where I write about ongoing projects, present drafts of comics and look closer at issues in the world that I find meaningful.

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Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

When I see one of these Free Church ministers on the street in Lewis, I feel like walking across the road and hitting him in the face.

Iain Crichton Smith

The Uninhabitable Earth

July 10th, 2017 Posted In: Other

The Uninhabitable Earth “That the sea will become a killer is a given. Barring a radical reduction of emissions, we will see at least four feet of sea-level rise and possibly ten by the end of the century. A third of the world’s major cities are on the coast, not to mention its power plants, […]

When there is no wind, row

Latin proverb

The opposite of play is not work, it's rote

Edward Hallowell

The Horses

June 5th, 2017 Posted In: Art

Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came. By then we had made our covenant with silence, But in the first few days it was so still We listened to our breathing and were afraid. On the second day The radios […]

Out of your melancholy moping, your impotence, Gaels,
(You stir the heart, you think? . . . but surely
One of the heart’s main functions is to supply the brain!)

Hugh MacDiarmid

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible,
but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

Vincent Van Gogh