Activity Update

I haven’t posted for a while but I have been busy… and inspired. Have been working on the Music – writing lyrics and rearranging tunes. I’ll post a full update later this week. Have been playing the 7 string quite a lot too.


Riddle-me-ree — Calmgrove

My first is in Abion, never in Blastburn, My second’s in twisting but never in return, My whole is a lass who is brave, true and bold In a tale of old times which Joan Aiken once told. I come now to the second part of a pair of posts about themes in one of […]

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Jean-Luc — jo fox – adventures in art

This week’s art is a pencil sketch of the wonderful Patrick Stewart in his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Federation Starship, Enterprise. (Oooo, I just got goosebumps from using that full title!) I didn’t intend this drawing to go onto the web – it was just something I was doing while watching […]

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Deluge — Calmgrove

Storms across Northern Europe are becoming more frequent and more violent. The most recent, Storm Dennis, affected not only Ireland and the UK but continued to wreak havoc on Denmark, Germany, Estonia and around the Baltic. Global warming puts more moisture into the air which then has no choice but to precipitate in torrents, saturating […]

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Time no longer — Calmgrove

Philippa Pearce: Tom’s Midnight Garden Illustrated by Susan Einzig OUP 2008 (1958) When the dreamer dreams who dreams the dreamer? Do people change their essence as they age? And can Eternity be contained in a dream? Big questions, imponderable maybe, but ones raised by a reading of Tom’s Midnight Garden, first published over sixty years […]

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Outrage — Calmgrove

We are living through dangerous times, I think we all agree. Environmental disasters, virulent diseases, extremist politics, hate crimes, the threat of war, increasing disparity between the haves and have-nots. Anybody who suggests the future is rosy, that we are heading towards sunlit uplands, is an arrant fool — or else takes the rest of […]

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The Art of Diagrams #2 – Good, Bad and Inbetween — jo fox – adventures in art

This week I picked another concept which I find difficult to clearly verbalise and decided to make a diagram to illustrate my meaning. Last summer I re-read the Tao Te Ching. I read one or two chapters each day in 4 different translations and made notes on what I thought the main themes of each […]

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