Because few things are as good as a bad clerihew. Wait, is it the other way round?
Featured in this week’s antithesis of intelligent satire: privileged white men Nige Lawson and Chris Heaton-Harris. Continue reading This week in Clerihews – Lord Lawson and Chris Heaton-Harris
I decided I would start writing poems again because I have time on my hands and would love to learn more about poetry. I used to write them when I was 13 and was basically living Adrian Mole’s life. They haven’t improved since then. But at least you get to read them now! Continue reading It must be awful to live that way
This is the tweet that inspired this post.
THIS IS WHY THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD END HOLY SHIT https://t.co/9E5WeUYh1g
— punch nazis 🐝 (@soapachu) August 17, 2017
It inspired the post, but not the ideas behind it, which I have been thinking over for some time.
I’m familiar with the arguments about the possibility of killing an innocent person, but here’s the thing; it’s not the death penalty that kills them, but the bad system which sentences them to death in the first place.
We spotted this in the garden a couple of evenings ago. Some industrious wee beastie had spent hours creating a large web that took in a large alium plant and even the grasses around in. Taken at 1/1000s on a Fuji X100T to capture only the highlights all I did in Snapseed was convert to black and white and dial up the shadows a touch. Continue reading Spider’s web on an alium
I always think that the key to being a good photographer isn’t understanding all the technical theory, or having the best camera and knowing it inside out, it’s just about keeping your eyes open and alert to the possibility of something that makes for a good image. Continue reading The passing of time and the impermanence of everything
On a treacherously beautiful spring morning, my Dad woke up with a stomach ache and an hour later we were waiting for the undertaker to come and take him away forever.
Siberian kale with cherrystone clam
Bulgar, quinoa, and spicy brown mustard
Orange okra served with whiskey-roast ham
Red chard, leaf lard, and savoury custard
Avocado jam with relish of quince
Shaved black truffle with sourdough croutons
Sun dried tomatoes with guinea pig mince
Plantain wraps served on tiny oak futons
Sandwich menus leave me filled with remorse
For the simple thrill of cheese with brown sauce Continue reading An elegy for the simple sandwich