Friday November 11th 2016Tim
lining up posts, getting them true and straight, and a
person has to wonder when true and straight became so
horribly normal. There's an interesting study on
Neanderthal flint knappers that does away with the idea
that Neanderthal flint knapping was a hit and miss
process without great intellect, in another way
primitive. The study suggests that Neanderthal flint
tools were entirely adequate for the work required of
them, it's just that the tools didn't look right to the
eye of the modern beholder.
view on the subject of true and straight is of course
currently badly influenced by the burden of six heavy posts.
I can look into the future and I can say, "Somehow I'll just
make it work." Unfortunately I've explored that avenue on
many, many occasions before, and while as proud fixer of
things my own sneeze is perfection until peer reviewed by
such things as wind, weather and the level of politeness in
others. It's ecology we have with true and straight, whether
it makes sense or not depends.