Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Blake’s Jerusalem and the Purported Myth of Jesus in Britain

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius. I had long ago come to believe that it was impossible for me to be surprised any more by how … Continue reading

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Nerve-racking or Nerve-wracking?

There are times when I’m frustrated and disappointed by the poor quality of some of the features I see on the BBC news site, a place I visit on a daily basis, but this is because so much else of … Continue reading

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“We Live as We Dream – Alone”

From 1988 to 1991, I worked on a mediaeval jousting tournament that was based at Breamore, just outside Salisbury. I always worked with the touring unit, so my travels took me around the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia in … Continue reading

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New Words for a New World Order

In my previous post, I mentioned soundbites, tweets, vines and a few other appalling examples from a growing modern lexicon coined to reflect the increasing brevity and inanity with which we use the miracle of the internet to communicate with … Continue reading

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Moonlight Sonata

Tonight’s spectacular moon reminds me of the many pleasurable nights I spent wandering the wilds of Salisbury Plain with Blueboy, when we were both younger and more agile than we are now. During that time, I encountered many strange settings, … Continue reading

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