On discovering that there were no pics of unicorns at Morguefile, I thought about the plot of the book, and came up with this. Pics of white horses with blurred or ambiguous foreheads, I mean. Not sure that I'm quite happy with the typeface, and might redo it, but the book's good.
Now I'm working on Peter Quatrine's The Chronicles of the Dragon Sisters, which will come out in two parts any time soon. Entertaining fantasy, with two sisters and a puzzle that leads to ... but that would be telling. Cover designed by the author.
Very still morning after yesterday's wind and rain. The tree motionless. Birdsong. Weather forecasts promise wind and rain, but maybe they're out of date. Weather moving west to east, forecasters talking about London? Easier not to get drenched today, as it's another day of removals.
What happens here
This site is updated weekly, usually on a Friday although I might change that (again). I write it because (1) I like writing it and (2) I like having a deadline. More often than not, it works out as a commentary on the week just passed.
There are no ads, no pop-ups and no tricky business with cookies. I don't take money for my own opinions. I write this for myself, without a set agenda, on any subject that catches my attention. If you're interested enough, it's not hard to work out my interests.
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Read My Shorts?
Here is yet another page of old blog posts and other writings. Sorry, but I need my metaphorical sock drawer for metaphorical socks. The link to the page is right at the end of the paragraph here.
Roads without end
Here is a passage from a review of the book The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart. I haven't read the book (yet), but the collected reviews would make a worthwhile set of political arguments in their own right. More.
State of the Union
Several commentators today saying that they've lost confidence in the US. Making their point by talking up the glories of the past. After two weeks of this administration, they're not going back.
Were they wrong, and they've seen the light? Or has the US changed? I guess the latter is the intended meaning. But we should at least acknowledge the possibility... More.