Books Journal Psyber Psyche

The smell of ebooks

I love the smell of ebooks!  I collect them.  I highlight bits.  I pop bits into this blog. I have mostly Epub or Kindle versions.  I convert Kobi to epub  I find audio versions. All that is a form of sniffing!

Lately I have been delighted by Readwise.  They found all my highlights and let me review them a few every few days.  They also import them to Obsidian.  

Where they look like this:


The real treat is this: The Next Chapter of Readwise: Our Own Reading App

I’m on the list and I can’t wait!

If you like the smell of books you will get in the queue.

This post is one in the long tradition here of looking at the psyche in cyberspace, this Reader is a revolution in the psyche.



Hope this finds you well — Inspiration is  a distraction


I enjoy Austin Keon’s stuff — one of the newsletters I have not unsubbed from.

Lifted type collages

The thing is I get inspired.  I’d love to do collage like that – I carry around a paste stick — and use it too!!


Inspiration is  a distraction.


Keep the focus!





Bush Journal

Hope River

I walked from Windy Point to the Half-way Hut / Hope Shelter. Loved it.

Bush Journal Poems

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted.  It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)


Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798


Art Art Talk Digital Sketches Journal

2016 was a colourful year!

The iPad sends feature sets of photos every day. They do a great job. It’s like someone saying “Hey, I love this photos, I love your art!”

I did a lot of sketches (as I call them). The one the algorithm sent stands out from similar efforts at the time. Just the right balance of dark and light.

Art Art Talk Journal

George Henrick Breitner & childhood reminisces

I’m enjoying Daily Art.

Today they featured George Henrick Breitner. That led me to to an earlier post, from 2020, about this painting:

Journal Poems

Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850) William Wordsworth

Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850)

William Wordsworth

1850 version

Art Journal

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution — Mike Duncan


Art Journal

Lockdown with kids – Ink!

We’re having fun with ink. I am and the boys, 5 & 7 give it a good go. Here are our efforts. The feature image above is mine, the rest mostly kids with my selections of detail.