Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]
I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.
My comic, Who ever loved that loved not at first sight can now be read in Scots in Scrieve!, thanks to Gill Hatcher and TGC in Scotland who made the connections. The comic was translated into Scots by Dr Michael Dempster who was named Scots Scriever in June 2018 and will have a […]
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon […]
As we know, paradigm shift ain’t easy. This article has some concrete (and pleasant) suggestions. Just because it is going to be a bumpy ride (and it is) doesn’t mean there will be never any more dancing, as Emma Goldman may or may not have said. The main gist is this. However do read the […]
I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desired, and got, ’twas but […]
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.
C. S. Lewis