Category Archives: words and music

The Last Wolf

This is taken from Jim Crumley’s fascinating  – “Yellowstone Experience”. “In the long wolfless decades they (deer) had forgotten to behave like deer. Then the wolves came back and they remembered.” “………….. in that second spring we saw the evening … Continue reading

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The best of the (Guardian) books blog poets

The brilliant Guardian Books Blog has attracted so many great poems that the best now appear in a book called “Everyone’s Sense of the World Is Invaluable”. Because I love the Lakes and William Wordsworth this one really attracted me: Wm Wordsworth … Continue reading

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In praise of sloe gin

Near me are some woods and sloes grow there. Sloes are an intensely purple/blue fruit protected with vicious spikes. This year looks like a good harvest. But you need to be patient- they ripen very late and need a frost … Continue reading

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Kings of Leon

The Kings of Leon are a genius band! This is their new single “Radioactive”. Interesting because they come from Tennessee – three brothers and their cousin. The father of the brothers was a preacher and must have given them some … Continue reading

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Libraries and Frank Skinner

This was from the Guardian: “Do you believe in a well-funded, free library service? The comedian Frank Skinner doesn’t. Writing in the Times last week, he sneered at old black and white images of cloth-capped workers educating themselves for free. … Continue reading

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