The challenge of creating a Blog is more complex than just putting words on a page. The idea is not to simply reproduce existing information through links or to just bring information into this realm for the sake of it. The purpose as I see it is to make sure that there is interesting and relevant information available for comment and disucssion. The photograph on this page was taken on the Island of Jersey in 1949. There are an endless series of narratives that could be constructed around it. Most importantly, the photograph is a provocation. It is a way of entering memory and thinking about the past, even though it is really impossible to recover much of what happened on that day. In a sense, it is the pivot for a fictional rebuilding of my childhood. A fews years later my Uncle painted this painting. I believe that the photograph and painting are related.