Sometimes sad and sometimes not, our stories and our poems, our Green Ladies and our Belles Dames are reflections of our desires and anxieties.
Month: November 2018
A reading: Sonnet 18, Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? A reading.
Shakespeare: Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Encouraged and enthralled by Kim Kardashian West I was wondering whether to record a welcome video for my YouTube Channel.
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
If….by Rudyard Kipling
A reading of “If….” which I made for my YouTube channel.
Interview with Investors Chronicle
My interview with The Investors Chronicle took place on January 16th 2016 and I have not changed my view.
John Keats – Ode To Autumn – a Reading
I have already written a few words about Ode to Autumn but felt minded to record my own reading of it.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs….
Kipling’s poem “If” is profound and moving.
While the modern shopping experience ranks low on my list of existential anxieties, it nonetheless merits mention as one of life’s annoyances.
A Gospel for the 21st Century Pagan
If we 21st Century pagans were to write our own book of “Good News” what would it contain?
A Finger Pointing to the Moon
Master Po say “Grasshopper never mind finger, go for moon”.
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
Far from disappearing, Keats and his incomparable poetry have lived on after his death.
The Great and The Good are neither “Great” nor “Good”.
I have had three occasions recently, which gave me pause for thought about vanity, motive and human stupidity.
Can it ever be right to take sides in a dispute? Does it ever help?
How to be Human in an indifferent Universe
How damaging we are to each other. How grim the human condition can become, and it does not take war … More
Wittgenstein’s ladder: to climb or not to climb?
The happiest are those who have never heard of Wittgenstein’s Ladder. If asked, they probably assume its something you buy in Homebase.
I know that my Redeemer Liveth
Success in seeking the Absolute may simply be a matter of altering our minds chemically.
Seeking the Eternal in Systematic Investment
The process of coding financial market trading systems is fascinating , but they never seem to last very long and their performance is never very consistent.
L’enfer, c’est les autres
Teamwork my arse. Hell is definitely other people.
Stephen Fry’s Hippopotamus
Fry is a comic genius although his comedy is tinged with darkness. Erudite, witty and (dare I say it) profound.
Could Adolf have chosen to behave differently?
Pavlov’s dog aside we do not expect, largely, to change the nature or behavior of an animal. Why should we expect to change our own?
For the ever mercurial Alfred the sun did not rise yesterday. After a splendid microdosed Sunday, he woke with a bump on Monday morning.
The Iconoclast of Iconoclasts
Psychologically related to nihilism and anarchy, the Iconoclast of Iconoclasts (“IoI”) seeks, for reasons not entirely clear (even to himself) … More