Month: December 2018

December 17, 2018

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8.00 am: A communion. 8.45 am: Studiology. On Saturday, I completed the compositional structure of ‘Beth & Bill’. It remained for me to equalise the component parts and the whole before disassembling them in readiness for the performance. The vinyl – which will contribute to the cadenza section –  was finalised with the addition of liquid cement nodes. On, then,…
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December 14, 2018

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The penultimate day of the Michaelmas Term. (How curious that the terminology of the Christian liturgical calendar is still maintained in this day and age. As a university, we’ve not bowed the knee to the secular business paradigm entirely.) 5.30 am: I awoke. The bedroom was too cold to contemplate even the short dash to my dressing gown. Fifteen minutes…
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December 10, 2018

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Saturday. 8.15 am: A communion. Throughout a sometimes disturbed night, the voice in my head kept saying ‘Seek simplicity; work for clarity; believe in economy; and trust in sufficiency’. 9.00 am: To those ends, I reviewed the composition thus far, pruning away anything that was decorous (the baubles on the Christmas tree), superfluous (unessential to functionality), or encumbering (masking the…
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December 7, 2018

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9.00 am: Studiology. I read over last year’s diary pages for December 7 and 8. The round and task of yesterday and today have been much the same as then. However, I think somewhat differently now. The experiences of work, life, suffering and joy, and illness and health, in the interim, has altered the mind’s complexion, deepened its resolved, and…
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