Digital Ischemia



a bunch of carrots

Tap, tap, tap.  What am I?  Not a bird at the window, although I am.  Not one-finger typing; my typing finger has frozen rigid.  It is 22 degrees celsius.  I am the insistent distraction of invented conversations in my head, trying to get out.

Hello from Kinross-shire in Scotland (county motto: no, not Fife).

My academic background is Mathematics, Ecology and Cognitive Psychology. My career history is training in retail, IT and Environmental Science. I know: you didn’t ask; you don’t care. But I want to explain that these eclectic formative experiences eventually revealed a passion for Ecopsychology! What sort of new fangled nonsense is that? Well, thank you for asking: it’s the study of human psychological dysfunctions arising from our disconnection from nature, and ways to reconnect to achieve sustainable behaviour. Marvellous.

a bunch of purple striped carrots

my fingers

I like wurds (that’s not a typo; that’s Scots). I read, I write, usually with some eco snuck in somewhere. Maybe not so much writing these days as the pencil can’t keep up, so I type, I tap, I dictate; fact, fiction, funny. What can I say? There’s a hoolie in ma heid.

I like radio: the music that inspires my creativity and the drama that uses sound alone to convey a story, which appeals to my sense of purism. Inevitably I try to emulate, by creating audio scripts as well as video scripts. This is not just for the practice of writing in a different format, but to use the different medium in telling the story: the very fact that the audience can’t see offers opportunities for mystery and misdirection.

I volunteer as a remote researcher for Ethical Consumer

That’s all lovely, but why don’t I have a proper job? Curses. Well, health issues unfortunately limit my travels and, frankly, my ability to remain upright, so I multi-task on whatever I can do, values I care about, opportunity to contribute, wherever inspiration takes me. Dandy.

Thank you for reading. Your contributions are welcome.

If it helps, my generous previous reviewers have found it necessary to contact me directly to divest themselves of enumerated paragraphs pointing out the flaws in my haverings.


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