Start the Week, a programme on BBC Radio 4 staged an interesting conversation on Monday (now on iplayer 1) based around a book by Susan Pinker; The Village Effect: Why Face-to-Face Contact Matters 2. In it, she argues that social isolation – measured in absolute terms and not how people perceive their own position – […]
The most popular images in my Flickr stream are the ones that feature the natural world. Maybe where I live contributes to my approach – I overlook a valley of woods and fields and hills beyond – but I like both the rural and the urban. I have lived in both and would hate never […]
Going back to the country, to the rural quiet is a recurrent theme in Second Life, as is abandonment and dereliction. At Sand Hills Country there is both within a compact area. I found some of the trees a bit garish, but this central area is nicely set up.