Thursday, January 11, 2007

Flying fingers, middle stone age and housemate.

1. I rarely get to do any straight copy typing at work; but today I am asked to do some as a favour to a colleague and I am pleasantly surprised at how fast I can do it. It's also good to have a task that doesn't involve too much thinking.

2. Ray Mears speculating about how hunter gatherers might have survived on the coasts of Britain. A lot of hardwork grinding things pulled from the bottom of ponds, and chewing things knocked off rocks, apparently.

3. Last thing before I go to bed, Katie saying 'Goodnight' and asking if I've finished in the sitting room.


  1. re: the second beautiful thing. it reminds me of an episode of the Simpsons where the school kids end up stranded on a deserted tropical island. (a la Lord of the Flies) while the kids learn to hunt, Lisa refuses to give up her vegetarianism and finds the only safe food to eat is the lichen and algae that grow on rocks. so she's reduced to licking rocks to sustain herself.

  2. p.s. the EVP from yesterday - very, very creepy!

  3. Did you ever read "Facing the Ocean" by Barry Cunliffe? It's a huge book, full of glossy pictures (and lots of text) about how prehistoric peoples living along the Atlantic coasts of Britain, Ireland, and Iberia had more in common with each other than with their native countrymen living further inland. Having grown up on the Great Lakes, I can identify with this. It's a pretty good book to have around and just page through once in a while.

  4. Thanks for your creaky casement window on your world and its sunny view.

    As you may or may not know, what you focus on will grow.



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