Month: September 2017

  • I live

      I live in earshot of Heslington Hall. At night, I hear   the clock strike the hours. They have replaced the gears and the bell;   now it’s synthesized. I no longer imagine or hear   whirs, clanks, gaps, errors. It’s all correct, uniform, pleasant.   ***   I think: this is not how […]

  • Charlottesville Blues

      The spectre of Nazism has surfaced this summer in the USA (Land of the Free). It has been troubling to see Nazi flags flying and armed, uniformed Nationalists marching on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.  It has given rise to some debate on social media about the appropriate response to this growing phenomenon.  In […]