my life as a sketchbook

I have hidden in a sketchbook and a journal all my life. Time to open the books, reframe the story & time. Copyright Cinders McLeod. All rights reserved

raysylvester asked: I really like you work. It always makes me want to draw when I see it .

Wow. Highest praise. Thank you, Raysylvester

When I lived in London, I got 2 educations. One, academic, one, grassroots. The middle class MollyCate represents the academic. The working class Hag the Bag represents the grassroots.

Never forget the work that has been done for our happiness

I’m reading a book called The Backwoodswoman by Isabel Skelton, c1924, Ryerson Press, and I come across a paragraph about Britain in the 1800s:

“Bad as conditions were in England and Scotland, they were worse in Ireland. The redundant populations there was far greater for the size of the country, and the destitute had no poor rates to keep them. Conditions were so hopeless that the evil was in many cases just allowed to cure itself. This it did naturally, more or less speedily, by simply putting an end to the sufferers. Without homes, without food, without money and without care, the poor starved wretches died by scores in the ditches:.

This is why our elders fought for the Welfare State.

We are encouraged to have zero tolerance for all sorts of small scale violence, but what about zero tolerance for potential large scale violence – like nuclear power? Are we encouraged to have that? Are we? Are we?

Annie’s hesitance at an uncontrollable haircut reminded me of some voters’ hesitance at an uncontrollable Scotland

on legal and illegal theft

from 1 wage per household to 2 to child labour: the increasing costs of living

(c.s.a.: child support agency)