I’m going to start with an author’s note from February 2018:
I started this project back in August 2005 with an actual preamble; it explained who I was, and what I was about to do. It’s kind of specific to the time and place it was originally posted, and I don’t think it works in this context (look here for an introduction to what I’m doing now). Having said that, I’m going to leave this bit untouched:
Through this exercise, if other pieces of my writing are anything to go by, I’ll probably repeat myself; use too many adjectives; use way too many semicolons; be inconsistent in the way I refer to things; refer to the members of Rush as if they were personal friends (they’re not); refer to places in the UK assuming that everyone will know where they are and use British (or even Scottish) spelling.
And I’ll probably repeat myself.
Me? I”m Scottish by birth, live mostly in England, spend more time than is good for my waistline in Italy (and more time than is good for my sanity flying Alitalia), and do… stuff for a living. More detail may emerge as time passes.
And I’ll explain what I’m on about in a minute, I promise.
One more thing:
This is just an exercise for me; a kind of discipline if you like. The results will be uneven and patchy, but I hope they will be interesting. Feel free to join in; comment; disgreee, whatever. Equally, feel free to say nothing, ignore this, and just let me ramble. No skin off my nose either way.