Lenny Katt has decided that he is my muse. Of late, he has decided to sit behind me on the couch while I write. Very recently, he has taken to putting a paw on my shoulder, as if in reassurance. Over the past week, he has even started grooming my hair. When I tell him […]
Carol Ann Duffy is the Poet Laureate of Britain. She was born in Scotland. Here is her poem written on the day after the Scottish referendum, last September. Subtitle: Tha gaol agam ort. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/23/carol-ann-duffy-poem-scottish-independence-referendum-september-2014 Here is Benedict Cumberbatch reading her poem for the re-interment of Richard III. Sorry for the long links; I’ll fix them later. […]
…I am going to be posting links (eventually? next month?) to some stuff I’ve written. That action will also (I trust) provoke me to write more. It’s spring break at present and I’m outlining some work. Also I have been taking care of the kid (report card came home; very good on the whole), helping […]
I started using fountain pens at least twenty years ago, possibly longer. Over time, my taste has shifted to broader and broader nibs, and now I use italic nibs exclusively. For the most part, the pens I want don’t come with italic nib options; either I buy them separately and swap out the nib, or […]
1. A college friend who lives on a farm with her wife & makes bath & body stuff with organics sent me some test lotions with rose stuff. Mmmm. 2. The kid’s father supervised her rocking new haircut. Well done, Ex-Mister! 3. The kid and I planted freesia bulbs last year, and up they came, […]
http://m.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31852032?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral Well…at least they won’t move him somewhere else?
History unravels gently, like an old sweater. It has been patched and darned many times, reknitted to suit different people, shoved in a box under the sink of censorship to be cut up for the dusters of propaganda, yet it always – eventually – manages to spring back into its old familiar shape. History has […]