Adam Wood

September 18, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #020 — Nonnarrative Mind Scenery

Hi, hello, how are you? Welcome to Tendrils, a weekly update newsletter in which we keep our promises. Autumn is now properly bedding in for the long weekend here in Oxford, and I'm ready for it. This week I heard the opinion that summer is the favourite season of those people at peace with the world and with who they are, whereas autu...
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September 11, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #019 — A Very Serious Wanding

Hi, hello, how are you? It's me — Adam Wood — back in your inbox / junk folder with a weekly update from an Oxford increasingly, tantalisingly close to jumper weather. It’s been a slow news week here in the UK, but fear not, I have managed to find something to write to you about. This is long, and I appreciate that perhaps only a small...
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September 4, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #018 — What Others So Discreetly Talk About

Hi, hello, how are you? Today is Sunday, and that means this is Tendrils, your note from me — Adam Wood — telling you what's been occupying my time and mind in the preceding week. I'll be honest with you: I've made a couple of successive poor decisions regarding video games vs sleep in the past few days, and so I'm writing this through...
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August 28, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #017 — Just Because Something Looks Ugly Doesn't Mean That It's Morally Wrong

Hi, hello, how are you? This is Tendrils, your weekly note from me — Adam Wood — sent this week from Kent once again, where a three year old’s birthday cake hath been consumed. A slightly weird one this week, and if you’re not a film fan you may want to skip most of it — I’ll understand — or scroll down to the bullets, where perhaps so...
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August 21, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #016 — With Us For Millennia

Hi, hello, how are you? I hope (hemisphere-depending) that you’re finding ways to enjoy the tail end of summer. Here in Oxford I took a walk through my local park a few days ago, and found a mid-autumn’s worth of crispy brown and orange leaves sat around in piles, baked by the persistent heat and lack of rain. Occasionally here at Tend...
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August 14, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #015 — Every Leaf. Every Ray of Light. Forgive.

Hi, hello, how are you? This is your weekly note from me, Adam Wood, from a corner of Oxford where — mark your bingo card, Tendrils-reader — it's been too hot. Perhaps the heat has been making me grumpy, because I’ve had an unusual number of sub-optimal encounters with pieces of art this week. Maybe it would help to talk about it. Book...
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August 7, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #014 — Après Moi, le Déluge

Hi, hello, how are you? Right at this very moment you are reading Tendrils, your weekly dose of notes from me, Adam Wood, here in a corner of Oxford where I made the mistake of reading the news, then immediately had to spend an hour tweaking music metadata so as to feel as though the world isn't entirely 100% irredeemably terrible. I’v...
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July 31, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #013 — Can You Fly, Bobby?

Hi, hello, how are you? We're back here in Oxford following our trips away to Norfolk & Kent. I'm counting down the days to the MLB trade deadline, and the hours until England face Germany in the Women's EURO Final. This week, I have things to tell you about cyberpunk cats and lesbian nuns. But first, a note on the latest screen adapta...
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July 24, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #012 — Nasty, Ghastly, Devious, and Blasphemous

Hi, hello, how are you? It’s Sunday, and this is Tendrils, your newsletter update from me — Adam Wood. The thing is, at the time this should be arriving with you, I'm camping on the Kent coast. I’ll have my fingers crossed that it sends as intended and scheduled. If not, of course, I'll strip this intro right out, replace it with an ap...
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July 17, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #011 — Nothing to Fear and Nothing to Doubt

Hi, hello, how are you? This is Tendrils, your weekly, newsletter-sized miscellany from me, Adam Wood, sent to you this week from a hotel room in Burnham Market, King's Lynn. We’re in Norfolk for a wedding, but managed to tack a couple of days on after that, to ride out the heat here near the coast. Walking into our room immediately ma...
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July 10, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #010 — Each Hand Releases Its Own Loop

Hi, hello, how are you? It’s me Adam Wood, writing to you from a corner of Oxford where it's still too hot for any reasonable person to be comfortable. But hey, the wildflower patch is very much doing its thing, so that's a positive. This is Tendrils, a newsletter you opted into receiving! You probably had your reasons, and you're perf...
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July 3, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #009 — Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Hi, hello, how are you? This is Tendrils, your — let's face it — weekly, newsletter from me Adam Wood. It’s sports week here at Tendrils. As I write this, I’m settling down to watch the Formula 1 British Grand Prix (on TV, I’m not at Silverstone), and I’m thankful that — after many years of clashes — they’ve finally scheduled it so tha...
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June 26, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #008 — It Looks Just Like a Window

Hi, hello, how are you? This is Tendrils, a newsletter-shaped miscellany from me — Adam Wood. Things with the annual Sipped Ink summer read-along keep truckin' (we reach the half-way point this weekend), so let's find out together the extent to which that's crampin' my newsletter-writing style. To start with, let me tell you about a pa...
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June 19, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #007 — Self-promo Bouquet

Hi, hello, how are you? It’s me, Adam Wood, writing to you from Oxford where everything that once was solid, has melted. I don't do well in the heat, and it's this time of year in particular where I think fondly back on the years we lived in Iceland, where a 14°C / 57°F day was considered balmy. Regardless, I have fought against the he...
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June 12, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #006 — Oops All Bullets

Hi, hello, how are you? It’s me — Adam Wood — arriving back in your email client with… something different? If you were here last week, you'll know that the 8th annual Sipped Ink summer read-along is now underway, and so my newsletter-writing energies are divided. Nevertheless, I’m sat here, it’s Sunday morning, I’ve got the replay of ...
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June 5, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #005 — Grammar is a Piano

Hi, hello, how are you? This is your latest issue of Tendrils, an email newsletter from me — Adam Wood — from here in… Kent, where we're spending the weekend. It’s overcast and a little chilly here in The Garden of England™, but vanilla sponge cake has been eaten, and cats stroked. Before we left Oxfordshire, we spent Friday afternoon ...
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May 29, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #004 — Don't Stop Before It's Over

Hi, hello, how are you? This is your (still weekly!?) update from me, Adam Wood, from a corner of Oxford where the Low Traffic Network infrastructure has already been vandalised — entitled motorists remain the very worst. I hope your week has been good, despite anything and everything that would try and make it otherwise. This week, as...
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May 22, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #003 — Isn’t That Just Chess?

Hi, hello, how are you? It's another (not guaranteed to be weekly, but currently — apparently — weekly) update from me, Adam Wood, writing to you from a corner of Oxford where the Low Traffic Network has been instantiated! If you judged solely by the tone of conversations between some of our neighbours, you'd think it was a HUGE DEAL, ...
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May 15, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #002 — Living Out A Train Of Thought

Hi, hello, how are you? This is your still-in-its-infancy newsletter from me, Adam Wood, to let you know what I’ve been reading, watching, playing, listening to, and thinking about, on a week when I was worried the wind would steal the laundry. This week I made my way through Norwegian director Joachim Trier's loose trilogy of films se...
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May 8, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #001 — These Are Jewels Made From Synthetic Ruby

Hi, hello, how are you? I hope your week was good, and (if you're reading from the UK) that you feel like your vote counted. This is the first official issue of the newly titled Tendrils – your occasional missive from me, Adam Wood, from a little corner of Oxford where, after a multiple week avalanche of pamphlets, and unending knocks ...
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May 1, 2022

🪴 Tendrils #000 — Hi, hello, how are you?

Today is May Day — an excellent time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Here in Oxford the streets were packed in the early hours to hear the Magdalen College Choir sing ‘Hymnus Eucharisticus’ from atop the Magdalen Tower. I was still in bed, but I have other ways of celebrating rebirth and renewal: namely, I’m (re)starting this blog...
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