Wednesday, 5 May 2021
The perfect is the enemy of the good. I see Raheem Sterling has come in for more online abuse. I know I'm risking social exclusion and condemnation as a enabler of racism, fascism and any other kind of ism you care to hurl, but it seems to me that if you want this stuff to go away, and surely decent people do, the most effective response is to ignore it, to stop rising to the bait, to say 'fuck 'em'. The morons will lose interest. This may not be a perfect solution - it does not eradicate racism - but it is, I think, a good one.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Friday, 16 April 2021
Can't resist this. An extract in The Guardian last year from Robert McCrum's terrific book 'Shakespearean' in which he introduces 'the Shakespeare Club'. I am a proud member, here identified as 'the archivist' (which I'm not really, only more so than the others).
Thursday, 4 March 2021
|A. E. Housman (1859–1936). A Shropshire Lad. 1896.|
|XXXVI. White in the moon the long road lies|