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The Seven Deadly Sins: From Spenser to Supernatural

Using characters as representations of the Seven Deadly Sins has been a resilient convention in English literature. One of the things that I find most interesting about this particular narrative is the way that its popularity has held through centuries. 2,048 more words

The Offside Rule and the unrelated(ish) Emily Dickinson Problem

I’m still in the process of updating, rewriting and polishing arduity. This week two problems have come to light that I thought I’d share.

Some time ago another site likened arduity to an attempt to explain the offside rule in soccer. 1,181 more words


My Signature Summer Look {Tag!}

Nath at Beautycalypse  is hosting a  Signature Summer Look Tag for green beauty bloggers because, as she says,  “why should make-up brands have ALL THE FUN” 488 more words


Norton Utilities

About twice a year, I go on a two-day irrational rant against textbook publishers.  Good morning, folks, it’s that time of year again.

I really don’t blame them.  952 more words



In an effort to appear more productive, I realised that I have poetry sitting in my writing folder that people need to read. And, when I say  503 more words


POETRY: Two Sonnets On The Book of Revelation, by Edmund Spenser

Revelation 13:1-3


I saw an ugly beast come from the sea,
That seven heads, ten crowns, ten horns did bear,
Having thereon the vile blaspheming name. 208 more words


Christopher Marlowe, Continued: the Fourth and Final Part of Reason 95 to Believe the Earl of Oxford was "Shakespeare"

After England destroyed the Spanish armada in the summer of 1588, Edward de Vere the seventeenth Earl of Oxford played a prominent role in the celebratory procession to St. 1,714 more words