Author Archives: Reed

A little silence

Yesterday was Armistice Day. At the eleventh hour, I snuck off into the stacks at work, so I could stand for two minutes in silence without being interrupted. My first year working at the Current Place of Employment (affectionately nicknamed … Continue reading

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The big pile by the armchair

Ooh, ooh, I have something to post about. Yes! This is, or, at least, had ambitions to be, a literary blog. That’s books, right? [Have you been drinking? - Ed]. So, I shall tell you what books I am reading … Continue reading

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It’s an ill wind

The British climate has suddenly remembered that it is November and that our end of the planet is veering ever away from all things warm and well-lit. From my office window, I watched some brave few of our students pick … Continue reading

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Library Etiquette

You’ll be pleased to read that I spent my lunch-break writing away at the Possible Fiction. Why yes, of course you’ve got to wait. Fiction is bloody difficult. It has to make sense, it has to amuse, the reader has … Continue reading

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Onwards

Ooh, look, one week of NaBloPoMo down, successfully. Excellent. I rock. Anyway. Housekeeping: My blogroll has died and turned to compost and I shall have to create a whole new one from scratch and the very thought makes me want … Continue reading

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The faithless faithful

Just this week, a young (oh, so young) woman was convicted of stabbing a Member of Parliament. She was deeply religious. Her motivation was, apparently, that the MP had voted for the war in Iraq, and the particular branch of … Continue reading

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Primatology

This is another stupid cheaty ‘I aten’t dead’ squeaking-in-under-the-wire post. (So many? So soon? [So predictably? - Ed]). So, marmosets. What can I say about marmosets? Off the top of my head, they amazingly cute creatures of the monkey family, … Continue reading

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Friday is still for poetry

Funeral Cortege Grey water stilled by the turning tide, All things bated between the inbreath and the out But us, and a dozen paper boats Strung along the water where the river Lifts itself over the grey sand, wet stones. … Continue reading

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This is called cheating

Oh, cripes, it’s 11pm already. And I have teeth to brush and hair to disentangle and shrieking urban foxes to throw saucepans at from the upstairs windows before I turn into a Cucurbita moschata. So, denizens of the Internets, any … Continue reading

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Here is my oar. In Boston Harbo[u]r.

Dear USA, You must understand that most of my understanding of Tea Party politics comes from The Guardian and the BBC. The Guardian, I agree, is a rather woolly-liberal left-of-centre rag, but the BBC? Prides itself on making sure both … Continue reading

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