Mist Apples – a palimpsest

This is a piece written for http://www.foreveryyear.eu/ 1608 and John Milton.  It starts from the infamous bit of Milton which I, along with Gilbert and Gubar, think is troublingly resonant in our culture: "Both not equal as their sex not equal seemed.  For contemplation he and valour formed.  For softness she and sweet attractive grace.  He for … Continue reading Mist Apples – a palimpsest

There once was a woman who was not happy with her word babies.

There once was a woman who was not happy with her word babies. The woman lived in a small roofed stone cottage on the edge of a cliff.  Not a cliff by the sea where the air is filled with salt spray and the smell of dead fish and bird shit but a sheer jutting … Continue reading There once was a woman who was not happy with her word babies.

Srsly, guys, laughing at Angela Merkel for dropping the E-bomb was one thing but…

Good Morning; you’re listening to The Today!! Programme. On the programme this morning we have what is happening now – no, this isn’t rolling news; this isn’t people talking about what happened yesterday – it’s TODAY!! in a programme. Over the next three hours, although honestly if you’re listening for more than one you should … Continue reading Srsly, guys, laughing at Angela Merkel for dropping the E-bomb was one thing but…