Category Archives: Social Commentary

French Elections

On Sunday the French went to the polls to choose a new president. As is customary this election did not decide who would be the president. I believe there are ten official parties in France and in order to be … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #16

Tonight I am hosting book club and we’re discussing The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. I have a fondness for this dear story – one of personal growth, new beginnings, stark Newfoundland winters and am very much looking forward to … Continue reading

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For your friday morning

Artist Pete Dungey has turned something that most people would see as an annoyance or danger into something beautiful.  He plants mini flower gardens in potholes! To me this takes an extraordinary amount of vision.  Here in the UK, where … Continue reading

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Uh oh.

A friend of mine posted this on his FB account and when I read it I had the same reaction he did: Uh oh. Bible-Quoting Defense Memos and Holy War

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Tragedy of Shakespearean Proportions

As you all know, I currently live in the UK, the land of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, the Brontës, and other literary luminaries too numerous to name.  During my time here I’ve been forming the opinion that the primary school educational … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking

Camille Paglia’s newest editorial for Salon Magazine is worth a read.  Click here!

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