What do Ford Hermann Hueffer and Michael Emile Telford Miller have in common? Well, they both ended up being called Mr Ford and they both have blue plaques in Kensington.
There are those who say a second EU referendum would destroy faith in democracy. Their argument seems disingenuous. I can understand people taking this line if it is in their interest to. But for every person who sees a second referendum as an affront to democracy there could well be at least one other who sees it as an assertion of democracy. Continue reading
I came across an intriguing post today entitled The problem with Corbyn: he isn’t left-wing enough. It seemed to put its finger on why my response to Jeremy Corbyn is so often one of ultimate disappointment.
Here are a couple of excerpts: Continue reading
It seems he and Nora Barnacle were only there from May until September 1931. During this time he worked on the final draft of Finnegans Wake. He didn’t like the flat though, and thought Campden Grove should be renamed ‘Campden Grave’ as it was so full of mummies. He presumably meant Egyptian-type mummies rather than yummy mummies. Continue reading
La Belle Sauvage itself is a prequel to His Dark Materials, whereas the second volume, The Secret Commonwealth – to be published later this year (please!) – will apparently be a sequel to His Dark Materials.
I am only two chapters into La Belle Sauvage but it is like meeting up again with an old friend.
© Chris Lawrence 2019.
Thanks to leisureguy I came across a welcome affirmation that, despite ‘t internet, AI, fake news, Donald Trump, Cambridge Analytica and what have you, William Clifford’s 1877 The Ethics of Belief is still being read and taken seriously today.
I just came across a very enlightening exchange in the blogosphere.
In the blue corner is a contribution to the Brexit debate from Giles Fraser, who is apparently priest-in-charge at St Mary’s, Newington. He is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and The Moral Maze. According to Wikipedia, he was ‘educated at a prep school, Hollingbury Court in Sussex, where he was beaten several times a week by the headmaster for minor misdemeanours’. This may or may not be relevant to the very enlightening exchange. Continue reading
Parents publicising their offspring on social media
Sprawling groundfloor cosmetics departments with no obvious way out
Interviewers grilling EU politicians in general as if it’s their fault
Interviewers grilling Irish politicians in particular as if it’s their fault