Tag: Scotland

  • On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    Yes, I wanted to go. I had the genetic right to see what this land was all about! I wanted my own pictures of copper stills and peat fields! I wanted to nurse my own hangovers and wash the taste of smoky, peated belches from my mouth with imported Italian espresso and a quick bite…