It’s Michaelmas today (September 29th), traditionally marking the end of harvest. At this time the number of animals kept over winter (and fodder needed to feed them) was reckoned up. It is also a day associated with the beginning of autumn. It is with a touch of melancholy I must report, that, as I type … Continue reading Some Meandering Thoughts on Michaelmas
My new book “Cape Misfortune” is out! “Welcome to beautiful Cape Misfortune. Come for the rugged coastline and unspoiled beaches. Stay for the quaint customs and friendly welcome.” Just don’t ask about the people who are going missing... Link
An interest in Buddhism, a fluctuating chronic illness and a near-fatal bout of cancer has left me with a feeling that belongings aren’t terribly important. However, probably because I studied English at University, I absolutely love my bonkers, hard-to-use, compact Oxford English Dictionary. We’ve been through a lot together. The complete twenty volumes of the … Continue reading Looking Something Up in an Actual Book.