The Joys of January

A shadow of myself Friday, 25 January After the immoderation of Christmas and New Year, January is usually a month of resolute plans for a fresh »

Mere Anarchy?

boulevard Saint Germain Friday, 11 January Exactly one hundred years ago, January 1919, W.B. Yeats wrote his most famous poem, The Second Coming. It's the »

En Famille

(needlepoint portrait by Catharine M) Friday, 28 December It has been almost two years since Tasha crash-landed into our life. But since we were in India »

Laws of Nature

Friday, 30 November It's a law of nature: if you are down, someone else around you will be up. As readers of my last blog will »

Whispers of Mortality

Friday, 9 November I am returning from an unexpected sabbatical. It started with nine days in Berlin’s CharitĂ© hospital. Oddly the notification came at another »