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Lady of the Mountain

August 24, 2012

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O ROWAN tree, O rowan tree! thou’lt aye be dear to me! Intwined thou art wi’ mony ties o’ hame and infancy. Thy leaves were aye the first o’ spring, thy flowers the simmer’s pride; There was na sic a bonnie tree in a’ the country side. Carolina Oliphant It is late August on Dartmoor […]

Consider the ravens

June 16, 2012

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“Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them” Luke 12.24 Taking this advice, it is hard, in modern culture, to travel far past two dark thoughts about ravens. Both, like Jesus’ intonation to his disciples, placed upon the unfortunate bird by man. First, I […]

Are we there yet?

March 10, 2012

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‘ Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.’  Ojibwa saying. Follow your bliss. Easy. No? How many forgotten paths I wonder already lay scattered around in the wasteland of our pasts? Laying discarded and slowly turning back to dust. Were any […]

The Candy Man

February 25, 2012

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I want it all, and I want it now, sang the unique and wonderful Freddie Mercury on the song of the same name by his band Queen. Today, that desire to want it all, but to also have that want met instantly, has never been so prevalent, or easy to sate. Without ever leaving home […]

Gods and Monsters

December 17, 2011

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‘You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch’ but don’t you love him? The Grinch was gifted to the world in 1957 by Dr. Seus. His loathsome characteristic’s combine to make him the perfect Christmas villain, or hero, depending on you point of view. However, his mean spirited traits, destined to spoil Christmas for every last Who, […]

Ex Libris

November 19, 2011

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Atticus Finch is dead. It is time to worry. His body lies in an unmarked grave, alongside those of his children, Jem and Scout. Boo Radley is amongst the missing. Many more are feared dead. Rest in peace George Milton, Lennie Small, Romeo, Juliet, Baloo, BigWig, Holden, Ishmael, Charlie Brown, Cathy, Heathcliff, Holmes, Watson, one […]

Wood for trees.

July 31, 2011

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A piano. In Italian the word has several meanings. The first of which, floor, begins a journey which leads to another two. It is a rather unexpected turn in the road, and all the better for it. Crossing eastern Tuscany, we decide, one Sunday afternoon, to head for the hills. The map indicates a mountain […]