He’s cooking in the woods, a brush fire in your neck

Today I’ve been thinking about a couple of environmental articles I’ve read. Both present a similar viewpoint: individual changes to consumption or recycling won’t impact the environmental crisis the planet is facing. The first, I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle. by Mary Anaise Heglar,…

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I will hide and you will hide And we shall hide together here

Another day recovering. Better than yesterday where my wound hurt every time I moved and throbbed continually through the day. I forget that when you are “ill” or “recovering” that’s what you’re actually doing. Last week I imagined I could recuperate by reading and writing, popping out a little. In…

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This is some parade, yesiree Bob

Magazine reading. I subscribe to Wire magazine and it’s great to see the main feature is about Wire and their new album. Also read some tech magazines… but the less said about this nerdish preoccupation, the better. Very sore after my walk out yesterday. Surely I didn’t overdo it just…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC My favourite issue so far. The Legion is off dealing with Ultra Boy’s father on Rimbor and Mordru on Planet Gotham while Superboy brings Damian Wayne into the 31st Century. There’s more to Aquaman’s trident than simply producing water and there seems to…

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The Dollhouse Family #3

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Just wow. I had no idea how good The Dollhouse Family was going to be when I started reading a few days ago. In this issue time passes quickly both in the main and secondary storylines. Alice grows up, goes to university and has a…

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Vocabulary. Tiers (not tears).

I’m interested to find out the actual origin of language tiers. At the moment there is an interest in vocabulary as a panacea for improving exam performance. As an English teacher I’m thoroughly supportive of improving children’s knowledge of language and literacy. Where I have my concerns is in the…

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The Dollhouse Family #2

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Following the brutal events at the end of the first issue, Alice’s mother is imprisoned and the little girl placed into care. She’s become an elective mute and is bullied by some of the other children. The dollhouse follows her to the home and…

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In the light I saw quite a scene in there

Much better day today. I’ve even been able to have a shower and change my dressing. I even managed to leave the house for a short time but I fear I may have been a little premature. A chunk of my time today has been listening to music and, inevitably,…

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The Dollhouse Family #1

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC This was enjoyable. It’s very much like an old Vertigo comic – and that’s not surprising as Carey and Gross are former Vertigo collaborators on titles like The Unwritten and Lucifer. It’s part of Joe Hill’s Hill House horror imprint and, based on the quality…

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