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Cornwall in May

22 June 2019

Chyauster — remains of a third century settlement where people mined and farmed not far from the sea Dear friends and readers, For my trip to the UK this year, to Cornwall a few...

Tolkien: a nostalgic boys’ public school film

15 June 2019

The four principals of the film: JRR Tolkien, Geoffrey Bache Smith, Robert Q Gilson, Christopher Wiseman — at leisure, sports and war Friends and readers, I thought I’d...

When They See Us: a four part demonstration of what the US criminal (it is criminal) injustice system is

8 June 2019

After long grueling hours of separate interrogation, the boys are put together & meet for the first time Friends and readers, Ava DuVernay has made another movie you must not miss...

Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right: a scrutiny of clinical melancholia

4 June 2019

Marcus Stone, “Trevelyan at Casalunga” Dear friends and readers, Though it’s been some time since I taught Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right, and I have published...