Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eric Gill

The Four Gospels of the Lord
Golden Cockerel
With Robert Gibbings at Golden Cockerel Press
Typeface: Golden Cockerel

See Then


Pill Sugarer

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Saturday's Happiness Experiment entry

Listening to old 12"s including Like a Prayer (for Bronagh)

Taking Sean to Wembley to watch Sarries with N

Snoozing in the Indian summer sun (whilst reading Buchan)

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Walk through Coldfall Woods with Ja and Sean

Buying anniversary stuff for U on East Finchley high street including a ginger cake

Reading John McNab at sundown in a deckchair swathed in a leopard skin blanket

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading on the village green at Waterbeach in the autumnal sunshine

Marvellous bedroom mirror view

Chatting to N about taekwondo and the like

Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Patti Smith railing against the injustices in Putin's Russia in her high energy poetic way - at the Troxy, Limehouse with Sue

The Thames at sunset from dinner at the Narrow, Limehouse

Chat on the back upper terrace in the Indian Summer sunshine with Andy Bell

Birthday Monday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Dexy's from 15' away at Cambridge Corn Exchange with U

Returning to Cambridge on an autumn day with U 26 years on, starting in the Orchard, Granchester

Revisiting Kettle's Yard with U, the spiral of grey pebbles in the white

Patti Smith at the Troxy, Limehouse 13/9/12

1 Dancing barefoot
2 Redondo Beach
3 (Come) Bangra
4 (something) for you
5 Ghost dance
6 Southern Cross*
7 This? Girl
8 Pissing in the River **
9 Because the Night
10 Jesus died for somebody's sins - Gloria
11 People have the Power
12 Rock'n'roll Nigger

Patti Smith
Lenny Kaye
Jackson Smith

With Sue Millard

Prayer, churches and the Pussycat Dolls

Bangra tour

"Thanks, I had a great time"

Dexy's at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge 11/9/12

Some Day I'm Going to Soar

1 (just only)
2 Greenlight *
3 Fire
4 Come On Eileen
5 What's She Like?

Mick Talbot's birthday and mine
Soar band

With Una

Soar Tour - first night

Monday, September 10, 2012

Indian Summer - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Reading and watching rugby from my new picnic blanket - in Radlett (Tabards RFC) under a bright blue country sky

Reading John McNab on my old picnic blanket in the back garden

Sunday night cinema with U (Lawless)

Parade's End - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Seeing David Weir beside St James's Park and trying to keep up with him to take a photo

Catching sight of Jess Ennis and Anthony Joshua among an unexpected stream of GB Olympians and Paralympians

Photographing fellow Gamesmakers in the special area they set aside for us at the top of the Mall for the Athletes' Parade

Friday, September 07, 2012

Indian Summer - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Perfect Indian Summer weather strong sun with a cool breeze

Sundown walk with D through Coldfall Woods with a magical low evening light (following a lovely Rugoletta lunch with him)

Reading Toby's Room in my deckchair at lunchbreak from Paralympics site

The Best Games Ever - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

The penultimate night of Athletics in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium including:
* Jason Smyth winning his second Gold for Ireland in the 200m
* Oskar Pistorius running an elegant 400m heat
* A Canadian visually impaired 5000m runner waving heart-warmingly from the podium [he just walked past the train queue just now as I'm writing and got a big cheer]
* The Angolan, French and Brazilian pairs of visually impaired and sighted runners jumping and dancing on the podium together

A spontaneous gathering of singalong Parklife on the way out

Policemen doing the lightening bolt, soldiers being congratulated and Gamesmakers joshing through loudspeakers on the way out to round off the friendliest and best Olympic and Paralympic Games of all time

Monday, September 03, 2012

Berlin - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Exploring Daniel Libeskind's conceptual Jewish Museum building on Jason's recommendation

Being chauffeur driven and practising mein Deutsch ein bisschen in the car, thinking about Der Hauptmann von Kopenick

Doing a keynote in a 70s building about multiplatform storytelling

Berlin: Symphony of a City - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Catching up with Jule Ebert over a bratwurst and beer

Catching up with Sean de Burca on a leafy corner prior to a wander around Berlin Mitte

Immersing myself in the Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews at twilight


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Creative Accounting #451

Berlin = city of architecture


Emigration prohibited Oct 41
276k escaped by then
200k GerJews murdered

Schalechet = Fallen Leaves = Gefallenes Laub

Sunday, September 02, 2012


I will enjoy my day

? Service and compassion through Family and Friendship

Olympic last blast - Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

Watching Darragh McDonald storm to victory for Ireland and Ellie Simmonds edge it for Team GB at the Paralympics swimming with U N D

My last view of the Olympic Stadium in action complemented by the Orbit

Looking at the flowers at the Olympic Park with U