marginaliais the Latin word for 'things in the margin', and refers to writing or decoration in the margins of a manuscript. I am exploring the edges and margins of our world through photographs and writing.
...from May 23, 2012...
I was too busy writing elsewhere to write here this time last year. So many words, so little time...
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Category Archives: learning
A kind of ‘Open Sesame’ to the Aladdin’s Cave of published books. The way humans are going on we’re soon going to have to open another planet next door just to store the books. Open Library is an ideal option … Continue reading
Driven by by the dual forces of my Dad being able to turn his hand to any sort of manual skill, and my paranoia about the world being thumped back to the dark ages, I’m very interested in how to … Continue reading
For a number of reasons, the last few weeks have been chaotic. We’re busy and trying to get things done – and life sometimes attacks all at once. In the middle of all of this my Aunty Joy slipped away. … Continue reading
How to take a trip and never have to leave the farm. Dates me – and possibly you too, if you remember the Jim Stafford song about the Wildwood Weed. No, I haven’t been exploring the apparent joys of having … Continue reading
I don’t understand why New Zealand has this on-going issue with literacy. I have an opinion or two, but I don’t understand it. My parents learned to read and write using a slate. I still have my grandmother’s school exercise … Continue reading
Way, way back in the 1970s – yep, I had flared trousers and pet dinosaur – I was interested in what we called ‘learning exchanges’. The concept is simple enough. I know how to put in a fish pond and … Continue reading
Ok. So you’re stuck in the boondocks and yet, weirdly, you have a call, if not a burn to learn stuff. Oh, how I know the feeling. And you and I both know that Tim Berners-Lee and Noam Chomsky are … Continue reading
Writing on from the use of a memory stick for a mobile research centre, there’s a little extra to add. It’s probably worth having a 1gb stick rather than a 2gb, because with a little care and attention you can … Continue reading
I read somewhere that 80% of all scientific research can be done with the naked eye, and of the remaining, 80% of that can be done with a hand lens. This is not a hand lens, nor is it an … Continue reading