Tuesday 22 May 2012: Piles
No time for blip today. Naw. Got the internet back yesterday though - a new flash and very biddy flashing thing called a virginmedia superhub. No ordinary hub. So here's the first thing - not a pile of ironing - a pile of reading. All that stuff missed from the weekend. Who knows what I missed in my euphoria? How's Abdelbaset al-Megrahi? What aboot John Terry - did he get a gemme on Saturday night?
Almost finished that book about the Scottish Enlightenment. It gets more preposterous the further it goes. Somebody writes a thin book musing on his Academic Teaching days and it transforms the way we look at education forever. There's even a chap in the Highlands (Duncan Forbes) who "as early as 1740" had seen that effective roads were the key to advancing the forces of civilisation! Aren't they just. Whit next? The Scotsman who first looked drunkenly on a thistle?