The Skelly Rocker - LIFT OFF!

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So Long Social Media

I picked up a copy of New Scientist the other day, partly because of a misleading headline but mostly because I wasn’t wearing my glasses. The headline in question was ‘The You Delusion’ and...

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Art for Breakfast

While there is no doubt that simple camera phones have become more and more powerful, giving fantastic pictures for a wide variety of photographic types, there is one area where they have limited application...

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Autumn Mornings

The first hints of Autumn have a arrived and after a glorious summer (don’t listen to old ladies who always say “We didn’t get much of a Summer!“) the plants shrubs and trees are...

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Poppy Madness

It has been a horticultural week in Cove, with the saving and replanting of a number of trees from the onslaught of the local councils drive for a cleaner greener granite city. It has...

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Day Two

It’s one thing to acknowledge that you have a problem, it’s quite something else to do something about it. I have a problem with alcohol. If you’ve read “Day One” then you may already...

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Fractals

The combined simplicity and complexity of a Mandelbrot fractal never fails to impress. The complexity is obvious as you dive deeper and deeper into the points defined by the Mandelbrot set. But at the...

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Tendril Perversion

I used to hate when a phone cord would get a kink in it which you just couldn’t remove. But now I know it has a name I kinda like it. The change in...

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Ironing and Minecraft

I’ve had a few anxiety attacks over the last couple of days. Sometimes I can pin down the source of these and rationalise them and other times I can’t. As a coping mechanism I...

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Bread Monger

Why are bakers called Bakers and not Breadmongers? And Butchers, Meatmongers. I mean a Fishmonger is a Fishmonger and not a Fishutcher or Faker. Although from the Latin ‘Mango‘ meaning trader or dealer perhaps...

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Anxiety and Action

I was standing in the front garden the other day and looking at the mess of weeds that were smothering the flowers and shrubs. While it was a lovely warm morning with blues skies...