Probably something in a 'portable document scanner' or 'wand style' scanner. They let you gently hold the pages open and run the scanner over the page, so there's no scanner bed.

When you receive a commission asking: 'Please could you paint a Friday night at pub kicking out time, with all the fights, kebabs, and throwing up in gutters, but in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry?'

A fine example of what I can only describe as avant-Romanesque by Jim'll Paint It.


Ehlers-Danlos horror story of the day 

What the hell ...

religion snark, 9/11 


I was living in NYC on 9/11, and my instinct was to invite all the people in my office to come to my place (which was near our office on the Upper West Side) for food.

The metaphorical 'making your neighbour a casserole' is a powerful tool for expressing solidarity, sympathy, and shared trauma.

And I do have mudguards on the bicycle, so there's that. That is, the water coming down is less worry than the water coming back up;-)

Still dry in Cambridge. Which is good, since I'm in a kilt on a bicycle today. (well, not right as this minute...)

selfie, man in kilt, possible eye contact 

Kilt season has finally come to Norfolk.


Have you seen the tarot deck where the images have been redrawn from 'behind?' Some of those images came floating across my transom on a different platform and I thought of you.

And the erbolat right out of the oven, and then a little cooler and lot more collapsed.

Preparing for a event tomorrow (a small one), and making erbolat with chives, celery leaf, rocket, marjoram, and sage from the garden.

D&D, ideas from the thrift store 


I think my dad still has a few of those filled with, wait for it, vhs tapes.

full disclosure: my vhs tapes are just in a box, and I no longer own a vhs cassette player.


I can hum Iceland's entry from last year, and otherwise ... part of Germany's, maybe?

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.