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William Blake at Tate Britain

As soon as I heard that the Tate was exhibiting a “once in a generation” collection of William Blake’s work, I knew it was an event I simply couldn’t miss. I’ve read a great deal of Blake’s poetry and taught Songs of Innocence and Experience a couple of times –…

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Today, are we all Young Werthers?

Before the rise of modern information technology, the shaping of a person would have likely happened through the local community – parents, elders, priest, officials – and I wonder if the culture was relatively static. Of course, there would have been fashions in culture but I get the impression these…

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It’s Starting Again!

Time to get my web site up and running once more. Here’s my new blog. Hosted by HostKoala. Over the last year or so I’d let my web host go mainly because the cost far outweighed what I was actually using it for (they were ripping me off for sure…

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Thursday 25th of April 2019

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Just finished reading “Riding the White Bull” by Caitlin Kiernan. Initially disorienting, it’s a SF detective story with Lovecraftian undertones. I’m shocked someone in Hollywood hasn’t got hold of this as it would make a fantastic movie. #ss365

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Monday 22nd of April 2019

Set up an Acer R13 Chromebook for a relative. I’m so impressed by the build quality and how user-friendly it is for non-techie users. I’m more or less convinced that at some point in the future when my Macbook needs replacing I’ll get a Chromebook.

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