Monthly Archives: May 2015

lines written on the suspension of a twitter account based on a picture where a councillor made himself look ridiculous

With a flag, With a flag,      With a flag upward Onto the balustrade      Climbed he with lanyard. “Crouch down, Ruth’s flag brigade! “Poke through your flag!” he said. Onto the balustrade       Climbed he with lanyard. “Poke through … Continue reading

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Dennis Potter at eighty

I read Dennis Potter before I’d seen anything by him. Just too young to watch The Singing detective when first shown, just the right age for Blackeyes (I think unfairly maligned – a challenging uncomfortable  watch, it made viewer and … Continue reading

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the books that made me

There was a nice feature in this morning’s Guardian where various writers looked back at childhood reading. Having kids of varying ages, but all keen readers, it’s something I’m interested in. The ways in which breadth of interests in reading prompt curiosity … Continue reading

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The Election

In the most important election of a generation (at least since the last most important election of a generation) I have seen one poster during my walks around the local area. It was hidden in a side street down the side … Continue reading

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