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A Change of Pace - Season 2 - Chapter 20

Daisy walked the sci-fi corridors of the HCP with a stack of folders that nearly reached her chin. It was ideal to place a cup of coffee on, but that was about it. 4,186 more words

Daisy Lee Meyers (Reaper)

Silly Scottish/English Jokes

Vile Blogger Stuart Campbell (Wings over Scotland), for whom I have a high regard, appears to be indisposed for a few days. So since I’m by profession a linguist, here’s a Scottish/English joke to cheer him up: 258 more words


Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 297 more words

Donald Williams

The Anchor


34, Park Street SE1 9EF

EST: 1770s (in this incarnation). Monarch: George III


Nearest Tube: London Bridge

The hook

The Anchor has a prominent position on Bankside as you emerge from Borough Market via Clink Street. 388 more words

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

Samuel Johnson attempts to parse the economic migrant–asylum seeker distinction, in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775):

Let it be inquired, whether the first intention of those who are fluttering on the wing, and collecting a flock that they may take their flight, be to attain good, or to avoid evil. 111 more words


The Actual Colour of the Sun

‘The sun is actually white, it just appears yellow to us through the Earth’s atmosphere.’

This is a line that appeared on Facebook a while ago, courtesy of my friend… 2,304 more words


No, We Don't Need Patriotic Media!

A UK government Minister, Andrea Leadsom, has urged British broadcasters to be more patriotic in their coverage of Brexit. US President Donald Trump would doubtless approve, but her intervention deserves to be greeted with a giant raspberry. 239 more words