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Cemetery Ornithology 1

Death and birds: there are many dimensions to the relationship across human mortality and our feathered friends. Birds – especially carrion feeders – can be omens of death and birds can be regarded as the spirits of the dead ascending to heavenly realms or they can be psychopompic emblems: guiding the soul to eternal rest. 514 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

I Tried

I can sincerely say that I tried to read Rook by Sharon Cameron, but it’s just not working. I’m really not in the mood for that kind of book. 38 more words


My To-Read List For November/December 2015

If you are as much of a bookworm as I am, you may know that October has been a very busy month and that a lot of new books have been published which are just waiting for us to inhale their marvellous scent and turn their brand new pages! 902 more words



A soft thud. A muffled squawk. The riffling of frightened feathers. A bird has fallen three storeys down the chimney and cannot get out.

Anything that flies terrifies me. 841 more words

Creative Writing

Field trip to Derwentwater

As part of the module ‘Interpreting the Natural World for Media’, we visited Derwentwater, a beautiful body of water in the Lake District. Our assignment involves writing a report about the site, the geomorphology of how it was formed and the impact humans have had on its development. 90 more words


Playing the Rook Card

I grew up playing cards.  I played normal cards — the kind with Kings and Queens, Jacks and Aces. But I also played the kind of card games designed specifically for those religious groups who cast a… 1,027 more words

The Drunken Mennonite