Jonathan

Disparate days in Leeds with Jonathan Kershaw

My plans for today were sidetracked by the Word for Today on Artwiculate.com: Disparate. Disparate means various, utterly different, unlike. Long ago I started writing a book with the working title Disparate Days. It was a memoir of the year and a half I spent as a student in Leeds, where my housemate was Jonathan … More…

Donald Pleasence in Fantastic voyage

Not now, Cora!

There are some great lines in Fantastic Voyage (some of them cited below), but I ended up going for a cheap joke at the expense of Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence. I was inspired by the strip in the middle of the postcard above here, which is a still from the DVD. (What she’s actually … More…

Swimming hands

Swimming alone

I thought today about swimming alone in an empty pool. That time in Finland when I found myself / alone at the baths in Kouvola and was able to swim back and forth completely without anyone else to take account of.

Splash

Learning to swim

In the baths today, swimming my 40 lengths, I was trying to remember learning to swim, but the memory’s lost somewhere in the chlorine haze.