Monday, 27 February 2012

Muddy Waters?

Today it occurred to me that had McKinley Morganfield been known as Suspended Sediment, his career might have sunk without trace.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Young Art and Old Hector

Young Art and Old HectorYoung Art and Old Hector by Neil Gunn

Probably my absolute favourite book of all time, a wonderful account of the life of a boy and his grandfather in northeast Scotland. In the mid-60s it was serialised on "the Home Service" but not recorded! Every chapter is a good quality story written with extraordinary perception. Art's sports day can still almost(?) bring me to tears of vicarious pride.

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Will Shakespeare on Climate Change.

[W]hy should proud summer boast
Before the birds have any cause to sing?
Why should I joy in any abortive birth?
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.

From Love's Labours Lost.