Monthly Archives: November 2016

Hold the Kleenex, There’s a Different Way To Read This Film.

  Just watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s Of course, I’ve watched it before, but I always enjoy it, right up to the last three minutes, which is an awful awful, tacked on, sentimental, Hollywood ending. t And of course, that wasn’t … Continue reading

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“It’s Political Correctness Gone Mad!” and Other Baby Whines of the Right.

There is no left wing ‘Thought Police’ forcing political correctness on everyone else. There is, however, a right wing ‘Thought Police’ spreading paranoia about political correctness. Yes, some left wing people do go a little too far in vociferously defending … Continue reading

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Why Sheffield Council Should Sell the Central Library Building.

Have you read the proposal? Sounds like a good idea to me. Yes, they should sell it and open a new library. But really, I actually use the Central Library on a weekly basis, and I doubt that most of … Continue reading

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Namrael’s Children

  I : A Canopic Jar When we were young, knowing and not knowing The mass and mildness of our being and not being And other fine complexities of time And place and people and contingencies, We talked a lot … Continue reading

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Memories

I vividly remember the smell and feel of dirty air, and the sight of ruined buildings from The Blitz that happened a full decade before, long before my time. But we were told to ‘keep away from the bombed buildings’ … Continue reading

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Trumped

Disappointed, but not exactly surprised. I was expecting Trump to win but hoping he might not. I was more surprised that Clinton was doing so well, just only yesterday. Democracy is a crazy system. Really it is. In at least … Continue reading

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The Brain of Frankenstein

  Baron Frankenstein filled Doctor Karnstein’s glass with more Amontillado. “We are alike, you and I,” he said. “Well, we’re both physicians,” quavered Karnstein. “But you are pure research, whereas I apply myself to the saving of lives.” “True,” said … Continue reading

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