Month: October 2020

October 31, 2020

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All Hallows’ Eve. 8.00 am: October would not go down without a fight. A world in disarray. All roads lead back to human folly, recklessness, avarice, hubris, deceit, selfishness, and wilful negligence. The goose has finally come home to roost. 8.45 am: A review of, and minor modification to, yesterday’s work before re-opening the ‘Like Waves Perfectly Immovable’ folder. Presently, there…
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October 30, 2020

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7.15 am: I’m sure it tastes delicious, but the colour reminds me of dirty water in a paint-jar.| Porridging. 8.00 am: A communion. 8.30 am: There were a few emails that needed attention before I could put those sectors of my biological hard-drive assigned to teaching and admin into ‘sleep’ mode until Monday. 9.00 am: Studiology (and a second cup…
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October 29, 2020

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8.20 pm: Into the heavy rain towards a food outlet that I’d not visited since March. It was good to be back. The front door of the School recognised my pass card but wouldn’t open. Then, I thought I’d left my key wallet at home (but was alerted to the fact that it was hanging from the lock of the…
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October 28, 2020

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I dreamt that Boris Johnson was the manager of a local Boots pharmacy. 8.00 am: A communion. 8.30 am: A day for teaching and research at home. First, a spot of email ‘hoovering’, file tidying, and teaching prep. Already the evening admin’s tasks were mounting up. 9.00 am: A PhD fine art tutorial. As our discussion proceeded, the sky darkened…
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October 27, 2020

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There’s no such thing as landscape. Landscape is what we do to, and how we conceive, the soil, trees, hills, mountains, rivers, seas, clouds, sky, cities, towns, etc. A poor night’s sleep. 8.00 am: A communion: 8.20 am: Off to School, finding myself along the way. 8.45 am: An anticipated challenge, as I sought to set up the equipment for…
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October 26, 2020

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Sunday, October 25. With ‘TV Church’ and housework behind me, I headed onto the road for a run down Llanbadarn Road, through the cemetery, up Plas Crug Avenue, returning home via Llanbadarn Road again. The town during the ‘circuit breaker’ was as quiet as it had been under lockdown. Monday, October 26. 8.00 am: I’d dreamt that I was sat…
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October 24, 2020

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We’re now in the position of having to govern the Government. 7.00 am: From tomorrow, after the clocks go back, until the end of Winter, darkness will begin to prevail at this time in the morning. Saturdays proceed like any weekday, but at a slower pace. I linger over my cereal, while scrolling through political and cultural tweets, and stare…
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October 23, 2020

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9.00 am: ‘What’s happened!’: The ‘area risk’ had been ‘level is LOW’. So, either there’d been an appalling spike in infections last night, or this is in anticipation of our ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown (which begins at the end of the day), or the app is entirely unreliable. 9.00 am: I’d neglected to complete the week’s registers last night. It’s my…
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October 22, 2020

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7.15 am: 8.00 am: A communion. 8.30 am: Onto the streets, moving towards the School of Art to begin a day of third-year painting tutorials. The semester is flying by when looked at from one perspective but proceeding ponderously slow, when seen from another. Every day throws up challenges that neither staff nor students have encountered before. We’re inventing on…
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October 21, 2020

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6.00 am: I put my feet on the bedroom floor following a dismal night’s sleep. I ‘potched’ around the studio until it was time for ablutions and breakfast. 8.00 am: A communion. 9.00 am: I took on the remnant of those MA students who I’d not the space on my calendar to accommodate yesterday. It’s worth making the effort to…
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