Ancient Fable: St. Francis of Assisi and the injured wolf

13th century Italian saint, St Francis of Assisi never understood earth as being a garden of resources over which we have dominion. Instead, he saw the earth as a mother or a sister who governs us.

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #103

This week prepare yourself to understand the difference between a seal and a sealion, explore obscure solarpunk art, a pigment library, an ancient song as a haiku to life and death, Scots Gaelic words and much more, it’s edition #103 I hope you like it friends…

Book Review: Featherweight by Mick Kitson

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Genre: Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Outsider Fiction. Publisher: Canongate Review in one word: Triumphant *Contains no spoilers Annie Perry is an indomitable, strong and likeable main character. She is born into the muddy drudgery and coal mines of Tipton in the Black Country during the Industrial Revolution. Annie is born into an extremely poor Romi family andContinue reading “Book Review: Featherweight by Mick Kitson”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #102

See a medieval Slavic folk calendar, a guide to historical panics from history, a toe-bean model, Polish words in English, sublime stained glass windows of the Middle East, a hidden 80’s video store and much more, I hope you enjoy edition #102 let me know your thoughts below

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #101

Let a cat with a stumpy tail lead you to his other cat friends, a tiny galaxy of sandy stars, some psychadelic art, a funky disco track you never heard before, a poignant lament for lost birds and much more in edition #101 thanks for joining me 🙂

Book Review: Elmet by Fiona Mozley

A dark, crepuscular and gripping Yorkshire thriller about family and loyalty that is timeless, lyrical and immensely satisfying. Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Genre: Fiction, Gothic Noir, Yorkshire Noir, Thriller Publisher: Algonquin Books Review in one word: Stygian This debut book by Fiona Mozley was short-listed to win the Booker Prize in 2017 and it is easy to see why. This bookContinue reading “Book Review: Elmet by Fiona Mozley”

Comforting Thought: What natural sound would you preserve forever?

Silence The song of the cicadas Penetrates the rocks In Japanese there are many onomatopoeic words for the sounds in nature. shito shito: the sound of light rain zā zā: the sound of heavy rain  kasa kasa: the light sound of leaves rustling under foot  hyū hyū: the sound of wind blowing goro goro: theContinue reading “Comforting Thought: What natural sound would you preserve forever?”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet Gigantic Gigatonnique #100th Weirdiversary Edition

See a mini pony take his first shy steps on specially made legs, a Gibson Girl riding a lobster, some serene paintings by Iris Scott and some frenetic modern punk music. It’s all here. Enjoy edition #92!

Comforting Thought: The Sun by Mary Oliver

“Do you think that there is anywhere, in any language – a word billowing enough – for the pleasure that fills you, as the sun, reaches out and warms you”: The Sun by Mary Oliver

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #99

Breton lunar superstitions, a passionate barista champion, ancient Arabic art made anew, a woollen house and how to keep yourself safe during a protest and much more in the 99th edition of Interesting Things – stay cool!