Whose identity?

Whose identity?

Whose identity? 17 May, 2020 Politicsculture Identity politics is ruining society. The product largely of the chattering class, and turned into a thing by students it is driven by the individuals’s hurt feelings, and an ever expanding supermassive black hole of niche...
Shirley

Shirley

Shirley 19 April, 2020 memory culture I remember sparkling kind blue eyes in a narrow face, chopped muddy blond hair like she had cut it herself, and a slight frame in a coat that was much too big for her. I don’t remember her surname. It was only last week, when I...
Crab exits stage right

Crab exits stage right

M is someone I have known for most of my life. She is – by instinct – fair and level headed, but she is sometimes drawn from her instincts by watching ITV evening news. If Emmerdale followed Channel 4 news, we would have a whole different ballgame, but ITV news is the one that is watched, …

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies – a Devon teenagehood 8 JULY, 2018 summer culture Cadbury’s chocolate teddy bears, Corona Ice-Cream Soda; Harmony Hairspray: Show him your a Slimcia girl. Cheap aftershave and sickly perfume. Belted knitted jackets – Starsky; Crocheted...
The will to movement

The will to movement

Travelling through the West Country on a Sunday at 5pm suddenly makes me wistful for the days when I used to hitch my way around the country.
When i was young enough for hitching to be a safe endeavor, because I had the indestructibility of youth.

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo spent most of his life in Florence – there is a museum dedicated to him in that beautiful city

Hard though it is to believe though, the displays Galileo’s middle finger.