I’m standing as an independent candidate for the South Mainland ward in the 2022 Shetland Islands Council Elections on 5th May. Here’s my Election Profile on the Shetland News website. Updates Monday 13th April Monday 11th April Friday 8th April – Jonny at The Art Machine made a rather natty Continue Reading
It was a pleasure to be the guest bassist for this project designed to explore new ways of learning and teaching traditional music.
Karlin reading The Shetland Gruffalo we an ill lik craeter in the background.
I spent most of my 20s working for an electrical contractor on construction sites on the mainland. Building things that would likely outlast me was a satisfying job, and I get a feeling of permanence when I drive through Glasgow seeing the lights on in people’s homes knowing I fitted Continue Reading
4 tracks by singer, songwriter, musician, and videographer Rhodin. For more info and streamable/downloadable tracks visit https://rhodin.bandcamp.com
Ever felt unable to decide what to have for dinner after a long day? That’ll be Decision Fatigue at work, the gradual deterioration of decision-making skills over your day meaning a simple and usually pleasurable choice can end up feeling complex and tiring. The more decisions we make in succession, Continue Reading
Have you ever been bugged by an incomplete or interrupted task that keeps popping into your thoughts? Or felt the need to keep reading a book you’ve nearly finished, or tune in to the next episode of a TV program that finished on a cliffhanger? If so, you’ve experienced the Continue Reading
I have a ‘100-word philosophy’ statement that I read every day. It’s a collection of short phrases that remind me what is important and keeps me focussed when I get caught up in day-to-day trivialities. I suppose it’s a kind of personal mission statement, but that sounds a bit too Continue Reading
How can we have opinions that are contrary to facts, and why is it so hard to change our minds once opinions have taken hold? Basically, humans can’t think straight. We jump to initial conclusions based on gut instinct and incomplete information. Often we don’t really know why we hold Continue Reading
I spend a lot of time sitting in silence looking at my kitchen wall. I love it. Not the wall, the silence. It’s relaxing and clarifying, and it gives me the opportunity to contemplate the big stuff. After years living in Glasgow with noisy neighbours, Orange Marches, shouty football fans Continue Reading