Robert L. Peters

13 November 2014

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


4 November 2014

Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

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(somewhere in the post-apocolyptic North)

“When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian).”

“Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.”

Access the full-size diagram here. (Source).


13 October 2014

Friends… since birth.

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba… while digging up carrots yesterday.


12 October 2014

Common Ground

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

This is Ev’s latest sculptural work… Common Ground, a hand-built ceramic piece (385mm x 220mm x 360mm, base 330mm x 207mm x 105mm) with a silver cold finish and parts of an antique meat grinder, mounted on a stained wooden base/bed.


3 October 2014

Time is the coin of your life…

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Thanks Chaz.


30 September 2014

Foucault…

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Thanks to Filip Spagnoli for the cartoon…


11 August 2014

Tanaka Tatsuya | Daily Diorama

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Deforestation

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Kagoshima, Japan

For nearly four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya‘s daily to-do list has included creating and photographing a mini-diorama comprised of miniature figurines and everyday objects… part of his Miniature Calendar project.

See more here and here. Thanks to friend Sherry Ducharme for the links. (-:


16 July 2014

DIAPER is REPAID spelled backwards.

—Marshall McLuhan 


4 May 2014

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou


2 May 2014

Children not looking at modern art…

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At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art… (source)


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