Category Archives: Observation

Locality Atlas

  thaw of the frozen lands     heat of volcanic flux     air of the salt lake   ≈≈≈ Now Playing: Kassel Jaeger – Deltas  

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shattered bottle / Zen Garden

  shattered bottle / Zen garden   ≈≈≈ Now playing: John Cage – Ryoanji

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How it Begins

how it begins (or ends) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Morton Feldman – For Samuel Beckett

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Map Ref

  “Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈   Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

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The Fifty-Fourth Station of the Tōkaidō (in Kirkcaldy)

Perhaps there was a fifty-fourth station of the Tōkaidō. What if Hiroshige transcended time and geography, sailed into Kirkcaldy harbour and placed a stone block in the outer walls of the library. A nod to an alternative Eastern Sea Road. … Continue reading

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Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading

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erasure / profile

  erasure / profile contemplation on the absence of an egg ≈ Now playing: Sarah Davachi – ‘At Hand’ from Let Night Come On Bells End The Day.

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