Posted in Updates on Tuesday 18th February 2003 at 12:00am
Since purchasing Mr Eagleton's introductory text on literary criticism on Saturday, I've been unable to approach real study due to a worrying fascination with the text. Sort of proving to be this missing link between science and art which I've been bothered by for a long time. Work hard, things quiet and a little dull. Perhaps a quiet few weeks would be a good idea?
Posted in Updates on Saturday 15th February 2003 at 12:00am
The biggest political demonstration in British history and in predictable form, I wasn't there. Friends were, and report that it was an inspirational occasion. Early visitors, then a trip out to Sterling Books for a pleasant chat and some unintentional purchases. Later, watched England's scrappy triumph over France in the Rugby and drank too much. Watched half of a set by the always entertaining Loose Change, then far too much to eat at the Bengal Raj.
Posted in Updates on Friday 14th February 2003 at 12:00am
End of a very trying and tiring week of work. Uneventful St. Valentine's Day - restablishing the pattern so rudely interrupted a couple of years back. Exchanged stupid jokes with a similarly afflicted colleague however. Yesterday's assessment of damaged knee means no marching for me tomorrow. Demon confirm further delays in establishing connection. Miserable. Offered food and sympathy which I gratefully accept and end up having a late night.
Posted in Updates on Wednesday 12th February 2003 at 12:00am
Frustrating week - everyone is sick or elsewhere. I've been mostly on my own in our team, keeping me busy and not allowing much time to get up to date. Tempers fraying - at least one official complaint filed during the week! Lounging around and doing nothing, partly due to the lack of a network connection. Have started studies however, which is interesting (and reasonably gentle just now).
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.