Archive for November, 2015

Kenneth Grahame

« 30 November 2015 | 9:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered. ‘Rat!’ he found breath to whisper, shaking. ‘Are you afraid?’ ‘Afraid?’ murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love. ‘Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! […]

Rowan Williams

« 29 November 2015 | 17:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Advent Calendar He will come like last leaf’s fall. One night when the November wind has flayed the trees to the bone, and earth wakes choking on the mould, the soft shroud’s folding. He will come like frost. One morning when the shrinking earth opens on mist, to find itself arrested in the net of […]

Janan Ganesh

« 25 November 2015 | 18:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The problem is systemic. The tolerable price of democracy is its pesky resistance to strategic government. Every policy is an amendment upon an improvisation upon a half-forgotten contingency, agreed by quarrelling interest groups amid the blare of the electorate.

Edmund Christopher Pery, 7th Earl of Limerick

« 5 November 2015 | 13:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

the following poem was submitted as the Earl’s Candidature Statement for election as one of the 92 hereditary peers to have a seat in the House of Lords following a vacancy The Upper House knows none so queer A creature as the Seatless Peer. Flamingo-like he stands all day With no support to hold his […]