Tamed, by Alice Roberts: #BookReview.

368 pagesEvolutionary Psychology, Philosophy of Physics Subtitled ‘Ten Species the Changed Our World’, this book is a tremendous work of scholarship, intelligence, insight, and sheer common sense. Professor Roberts, the history and science buff often seen leading BBC TV documentaries, has pressed into service all her wide knowledge into describing how ten of the crops …

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#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 23/Feb/22

In the distance, you’ll see an old railway bridge, locally known as the Black Bridge. It’s currently in use as a casual public footpath, joining the English side of the land with Wales, which is where this photograph was taken. The River Wye forms part of the border between the two countries. Illustrating the peculiarities …

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The Illustrated Pepys, Edited by Robert Latham: #BookReview.

Subtitled, Extracts from the Diary, this is a selection of Pepys’s diary entries over the years from 1660 to 1669, when his eyesight deteriorated to such an extent that he could no longer spend the time needed to write in secret by candlelight. There is a useful introduction by the editor, explaining the way he …

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The Lost Villages of England, by Maurice Beresford: #BookReview.

This is history, obviously. I generally enjoy reading about the past, learning about life long before I was born. Unfortunately, this book, a scholarly work, was just a little too dry for my tastes. For those seeking the statistics, fine details that are available, and the names of those involved in the various landgrabs that …

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#PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 25/Oct/21

Pictures to inspire words or images. Poem, story, play, novel, memoire, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph? Up to you. Or simply enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid guidance. But the title, not always helpful, is here. If you use the prompt, please post a link to your work, or the …

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#PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 12/Oct/21

Pictures to entertain, interest, and inspire you to create with words or images. Poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph? Up to you.  You can, of course, just enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid directing you. But the title is here. If you use the prompt, you …

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 30/Sept/21

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and inspire you to create with words or images, if you wish. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If you …

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 24/Sept/21

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you wish, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. My image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If …

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 22/Sept/21

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you like, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. The image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If …

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Heaven’s Mirror, by Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia: #BookReview.

332 Pages Nonfiction Hardback Subtitled ‘Quest for the Lost Civilisation’, this book led to a major TV series on the UK’s Channel 4 network. Published in 1998, some of the content may now be a little out of date, as archaeological work is constantly updating information based on finds. The book is an attempt to …

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Today’s #Picture to Inspire Imagination: 28/August/21

Caged Archaeologists Enjoy!***These images are for your entertainment, joy, and inspiration.You can view more in my Gallery and beyond.        

Today’s #Photograph 27/May/21

Monochrome Ammonites Click here to purchase my professional pictures as digital files, framed prints, canvas wraps, or Giclee art prints. Enjoy!

Today’s #Photograph 18/May/21

Colloseum Arch More of my professional pictures live here. You can buy them as digital files, framed prints, canvas wraps, or Giclee art prints. Enjoy!

Today’s #Photograph

Colloseum Viewers You’ll find more of my professional pictures here, where you can purchase them as digital files, framed prints, canvas wraps, or Giclee art prints. Enjoy!

May at 101, a Poetical Memorial.

May, photographed by my stepdad in black and white and coloured by May with proper photo-colourings. May at 101 Too soon you left us.Your tender love binding all togethergone in a moment of driver madness.Mother, carer, advisor, confidante, best friendwho taught me love is better alwaysthan hate, indifference, and envy.What would you have doneonce all …

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