Poets and poetry …

Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel


Part 28:
My First University:
Another phenomenon of the Dalhousie Physics Department was a fellow student called Normal Paul Peterson – a chap who had a wide range of knowledge. Yes, his first name was really “Normal”. One of his specialties was sex. Among his lesser ideas there was the possibility of stuffing a banana in one’s pants before walking up and asking a girl to dance.

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With permission of the author. This is an on going story one paragraph at a time beginning on the post of July 6th. We will get back to our music and art after this little break.

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Nina Simone. Mississippi Goddam. New York City. Carnegie Hall. 1964.

When life is manageable | My Life as an Artist (2)

First Night Design

I’m still not up to writing about my unexpected stay in hospital, the beginning of which coincided with a hotly anticipated visit from dear Janet Weight-Reed but here are Janet’s Isle of Wight impressions for you to enjoy and a description of her stay in Dorset with a friend from art school.

Part of the beautiful Isle of Wight coastline.

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony”   Thomas Merton. Stair Hole, Lulworth, Dorset – part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Sit…
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A Trace of Memory – A New, Free, and Ephemeral Thing

Art on Tuesday: Naruto Whirlpools


This very famous ukiyo-e made by Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重 (1797-1858) is called Naruto Whirlpools in the Awa Province (1855). Naruto is located at the Shikoku coast. The Naruto whirlpools 鳴門の渦潮 are a natural phenomenon, which can be watched even today. Utagawa Hiroshige painted another very similar ukiyo-e with wave motifs shown on Japan Kaleidoskop on August 2013.  It is a View of Mount Fuji at Suruga Beach on the Pacific coast of Honshû.


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“Smart Phones”…