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My bad. For fifteen years I’ve been inflicting my views on folk who’ve done me no harm; done nothing whatsoever to deserve such torments. I began innocuously enough with emailed film reviews but it was still sneaky of me to … Read More »
It’s seldom discussed in polite circles but an unleashed dog can aid the avian photographer. A tyro trying to raise his game, I last night consulted one site’s top tips for freeze-framing birds in flight. Heading the list was learning … Read More »
On Tuesday Jasper and I took the bus to Long Eaton, getting off at Nelson Street where road runs parallel to Erewash Canal, with only the tow path and a knee high brick wall between the two. We walked that … Read More »
Dog ownership sure has made me rethink some of my anthropocentric world views. See what you make of Cristina Zenato as she swims with the sharks.
Born in late 1952, my lifelong love affair with The Beatles was pre-ordained. An early sign came when, on a rainswept night in March ’63, a few pals on a council estate on the cusp of Northern Sheffield, and a … Read More »
Brecht is powerful but it’s Michael Rosen who captures our zeitgeist.
Below is a Facebook exchange, I think self explanatory, from a few days ago. Let me say right out I never set eyes on any of its three participants, though last week Ian Jenkins sent a friend request after I’d … Read More »
this post also features in offguardian It’s ten to one you read in my title the opener to a much cited quote about Nazi Germany. And two to one that even if you couldn’t identify the author, Pastor Martin Niemöller, … Read More »
The Trent at Beeston, three miles upstream of Nottingham, is tranquil today … … the serenity enhanced by the meres – flooded gravel pits to be accurate – of Attenborough Nature Reserve, rich in wild life with some of the … Read More »