In Memoriam

This is a verse from Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H.

Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation’s final law
Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek’d against his creed

I haven’t entirely unraveled what it means. Poetry can be tricky to interpret but perhaps it’s relevant to the recent installation of two bird feeders in my small back garden. Continue reading In Memoriam

Think Out of the Box – Stay In the EU


What does it mean to be British? It may not be your first thought, but it’s British to buy a TV licence. No other country in the world has our system of paying for a TV service – the BBC. Do you believe me? Well you shouldn’t, because quite a few countries fund broadcasters through a licence fee; a couple (Greece and Portugal) do it combined with the electricity bill, I assume because otherwise nobody would pay. Continue reading Think Out of the Box – Stay In the EU

The Go-Between


What’s up, after reading this remarkable post i am too cheerful
to share my experience here with mates

This is the sort of spam that arrives. It is atypical only in that usually it’s a desire to share my stuff with their mates, if they have any, and the World Wide Web.

A reader has stopped reading (and I don’t blame her) because these posts are too much like tracts that were read to her at school; so here is today’s lesson. Continue reading The Go-Between