A last word. This came out of the first few lines. Not sure what it means, except I will return to the Solway
The second in a series of posts with words by poets and writers who know the Solway.
The first in a series of posts with words by poets and writers who know the Solway. This one is by author Helen Cox
Once upon a time, in the frozen black firmament of space, the earth formed out of ice and fire. Over time the fires withdrew back into the earths centre, so the ice grew over most of the earth, with the deepest layers at the north pole. And with it, the first people emerged, the Frost Giants known as the Jotun. …
Great BBC Radio 4 repeat of an ‘In our Time’ programme about Frederick Douglass an astonishing man, born a slave in the USA in 1817. Self educated, self made, companion to Abraham Lincoln, what is covered in this programme shows us the historical background to BLM, and thus shows us that when Michelle Obama stated, ‘When they go low, you go high’, this appeal has a long history. Respect due. Entrepreneur, orator, statesman, part of British and US history, how can this man not be a role model to all?
William S. Burroughs on art making as making knowledge. And a thing about the end of the human line.
Beware the toilet paper riots
Two great programmes on BBC Radio 4 today, Mon March 16th. There is stuff about Trump and Twitter Spats, American history, the role of popular movies in political or philosophical discourse or not, and an astonishing tale of the Astor Palace Riot in which Shakespeare and 'The English Actor' was responsible for the deaths of 31 rioting commoners at the hands of the US militia.
"Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A piece of protein could be a snail, a sea lion, or a systems analyst, but it had to start somewhere. This is not science; it is merely metaphor. And the landscape in which the protein “starts” shapes its end as surely as bowls shape water."Annie …