Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bright spark

I saw this amazing cloud while travelling to Baardskeerdersbos last weekend. The sun was behind it and it looked like a sparkler - with the edges of the cloud serrated in a most peculiar manner. It didn't come out quite right in the photograph; it was taken from the moving car, and the trees kind of got in the way ...











For the past year I have been trying to read two or three interesting articles a week - to keep the old brain going. Man cannot live by novels alone. I have decided to post links to these every now and then - more as an archive for myself, although of course you are welcome to follow the links and read the articles yourself. My idea was to gather all these interesting little titbits and nonchalantly drop them into conversations, impressing people with my amazing knowledge and insights. Only, I forget what I've read after a day or two, and I have no conversations. With people, I mean. With Snous I talk plenty.
On eating local food. An alternative viewpoint.
On language: How did it evolve?
On language: How it shapes your thinking.

4 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

I read the papers and watch the news on tv - but most of it is forgotten by the end of the day! Maybe I'm just getting old!!

Freshly Found said...

Just love "BeardShaver'sBush". Hope we see some pics of the coffee shop. Sounds like an exciting venture.

Leenie said...

Thanks for the link to the articles. The one about language is full of information that I'd not considered. Interesting how people will latch on to a "study" and take it as gospel when it has nothing of substance to support it.

Jesse said...

Thank you for those links - fascinating reading!