As my followers will know, A Point of View often triggers a response in me, and I find myself talking at the radio, and sometimes pen a response here. Will Self’s most recent personal essay (I’ll put the link at the end), has inspired this one. I think it’s his best yet. Like Self, IContinue reading “Underground”
Finally, a sea change. Today on Radio 4 a scientist announced to the general public that science is not fixed. The reason for this statement is that people apparently thought that it was and should be taken as read when initially commenting on Covid-19 as advisory bodies to the government. Hurrah. I have been remindingContinue reading “Science and Education”
A discussion on Binary perceptions of difference in historical texts and personal history
I am writing this in May 2020. On Friday, the air was so clear that you could see for miles. It was a day with high winds. I was out on a 17 k walk across farms and open country, and I watched in awe as an oak tree of around 70 years old, dancedContinue reading “Why are we killing ourselves? Money?”
Here’s my playlist: With thanks to Jeff Streeby for the artwork choices and production manager on the playlist. The voice is my own. It happened by accident. I mean, that’s how I see it. Of course every moment of my life led up to it: That day when, walking down the road with Simon Fuller,Continue reading “Play “List” – Discover Prompts”
Hi, I just read an astonishing article in The Sunday Times. Apparently computers are going to overtake us to such an extent, by 2050 or 2100, that we will be like apes to them. I was so incensed at the lack of reference to emotions in the article that I decided to begin this story.Continue reading “The motherboard day 1.”
There is nothing fast about writing.
Heaven sent scent Sent to remind me All is not lost A rose can transport me To the rose gardens at Hampton Court Or to a park When all of this was something that happened to other people in another time, and changed our language here in Britain for ever, A field of yellow, becauseContinue reading “Discover Prompts – Day 15 Heaven Sent”