I don’t usually do much introspection. Frankly, my innermost thoughts and feelings aren’t all that interesting. But suddenly I feel the need to unburden myself. I’m worried. My problem: a developing habit of buying up auction job lots. It’s getting worse. Am I morphing from collector into hoarder? Help! Hoarding alert! … More Hoarding Alert!
I have recently added three pieces of slipware to my collection. You might ask: what’s slipware? What awful old broken chipped cracked pots is he gonna show us now? Why should we be interested? Well, I think some slipware pots are fascinating and beautiful objects, and I’m hoping you will think so too. … More Slipware
On safari in South Africa, our tracker maintains an intense focus, scanning sky, trees, bushes, grass, earth. He notes footprints, faeces, gnawed bones, and listens for noises from nearby beasts and birds. To a city person, it is all very strange, exciting, unsettling. And yet it is familiar. After all, I’m a tracker too. … More Natural Habitat: Part 2