I have not done much in this relatively new formant which I like to think of as the equivalent of the short poems Lawrence wrote when he was too ill and tired to do anything else ('Pansies' he called them because that English word is derived from Pensées). Not that standard he set would be easy to reach! Some of these blogs have been posted on the website of Wordsworth Classics and others were written with members of the D. H. Lawrence Society in mind. But mainly they are for anyone who has happened to wander in my direction. They are not all about literature. One that is relatively recent, for example, deals with the problem of money in sport and is called 'Local heroes' (see under 'Musings') . In 'Texts for our Times' there is a blog with the self-explanatory title 'Boris, Byron and the 2019 general election' and another that considers the relevance of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year to our condition today (in 2020).

Texts for our Times

Texts for the Times (Defoe)

Texts for the Times This is a period when episodes from Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year come easily to mind.  In one of these, his narrator decides to visit a local churchyard at night and watch the `dead-carts’, as they were ... read more »

Boris, Byron and the 2019 General Election

No hopes for them as laughs: Boris, Byron and the 2019 election.   The British are inclined to feel rather proud of their sense of humour, especially when they compare themselves with those continentals whom they are likely to be seeing much less ... read more »

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