What is beyond the bicycle?

Once upon a time rumour had it I was pretty good at mathematics and could integrate and differentiate in n dimensions. I suppose I still do this, but maybe we all do this all the time, and only pretend to ourselves that we cannot do this because we continually look at everything through some form … Continue reading What is beyond the bicycle?

The Tour I recently had the very great pleasure and privilege of going on "the tour" of Waltham Forest and wrote the following ramblings as a result! Thank you for a very enjoyable morning. I would like to make some personal comments about my thoughts and experiences this morning, I hope they enable us to … Continue reading The Tour

The Tour

On Commonplacing

A few useful links 🙂 I don't understand why the big stationers and bookstores seem to be unaware of this subject!  http://theshakespeareblog.com/2014/08/taking-notes-shakespeare-and-table-books/ https://www.nytimes.com/1970/05/03/archives/speaking-of-commonplace-books-commonplace-books.html http://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?entryid=4165https://www.chrisnighman.com/research-projectshttp://motivatedmastery.com/keep-commonplace-book-evernote/https://commonplacecorner.wordpress.comhttps://cybertrackerblog.org/category/the-origin-of-science/And why similar systems don't cross reference or be aware of their history!https://bulletjournal.comAnd why "enthusiasts" are doing this :-)https://ahumbleplace.com/commonplacing-curiosity-and-the-desire-for-knowledge-ourselves/      

The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

Once upon a time, a strange Amazonian god sent me a package of words entitled “Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought by Ann Moss.1 I have recently had three male relatives from the generation older than me die, and there were some interesting commonalities in their lives.  One was a physics professor, one … Continue reading The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

How to govern

A policy or strategy must have and demonstrate three things: 1. it is internally logical, 2. it must demonstrate clearly its context and relationships and be aware of habitus 3. it must be humane, fun, intriguing, liminal, paradoxical, of zen, puzzling, open, enabling. 🙂