Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

‘Let it be boldly admitted’

I recently read Father and Son by Edmund Gosse.   Edmund Gosse wrote this book in 1907 and it describes his early years in an exceptionally devout [stifling] Plymouth Brethren … Continue reading ‘Let it be boldly admitted’

‘and danced farther and farther from home’

I do not do book reviews, instead I like to share fragments. Shuggie Bain is a harrowing read and reveals most starkly how we become part of the world around us. … Continue reading ‘and danced farther and farther from home’

Part of the conversation

I could never be a leader, I do not want to lead. I just want to be part of the conversation. I don’t want to be labelled, I do not … Continue reading Part of the conversation