Monthly Archives: May 2012

Birdsong: Sebastian Faulks

I have always loved the poetry of sorrow and anger and pain and loss that came from the First World War. At first came Rupert Brooke, but later Wilfrid Owen, and many others too. Patriotism was around me as a … Continue reading

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The dogs of Windcutter Down: David Kennard

Mist.Ernie, Greg, Gail, Jake… When my grandson was a year old, he knew each of these Border Collies by name, just like the two at his home, Abbey and Jig. The first dog for me in a lifetime of dogs … Continue reading

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This morning I read Steve Lopez of the L.A. Times, writing about the beating death of a mentally ill man, Kelly Thomas, by two police officers. I could not bear to watch the video. Why would anyone who didn’t need … Continue reading

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Still reading

Who would have thought a baby granddaughter would take so much of my attention – not just time, because I’m not actually doing baby-sitting etc, but “thinking time”. So I have read a couple of books but not thought about … Continue reading

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