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Identity Part Two Our Conscience, our most reliable lodestar

In The Eighth Day, Thornton Wilder writes, “We did not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind. 1,633 more words


This is really good

This is really good, beautiful, positive, new pieces of the jigsaw giving a new view.

Mmm. Should I bother stating the old view? Perhaps, for a bit of context. 441 more words

New Life

Discovering Poetry

When it comes to poetry, I’ve always been a total philistine. I never got it. I could analyze it, understand it, recite it, and even enjoy it, but it almost never left a lasting impression. 673 more words


And we were young

Gone but not forgotten  – the Weekly Photo Challenge.  In this Centenary year, a memorial to the Great War dead of the little Commune of Lugarde, high up in Cezallier, Cantal keeps watch in all weathers.   70 more words


Thirteen Strings open season with tasteful, haunting performance

Thirteen Strings
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent St.
Reviewed Friday, November 14

Although it was published in 1896, A.E. Housman’s poetry cycle A Shropshire Lad became one of the touchstone literary works for Britain during and after the First World War. 372 more words

Local Arts

When books find you and do not let go

Other than “To an Athlete Dying Young,” my familiarity with A. E. Housman is very limited. But serendipitously a published lecture of his found me and I have been deeply reading it for a couple of months now. 100 more words


Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries By A E Housman

I like the unsentimental nature of this poem which never fails to bring a smile to my lips:

“These, in the day when heaven was falling, 53 more words