A lovely little vignette of family life in Shirley Jackson’s Raising Demons:
Continue reading Shirley Jackson: Raising Demons
Gert recently learned of the Darwin Awards, given to people ‘who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it’. Continue reading Darwin Awards
We meet Ivory Frame, the protagonist of Sopinka’s tale when she is aged ninety-two but still receiving surprises from life. And what a life it’s been. Being at first passionate about painting she has devoted the greater part of her life to recording the languages of animals…before they all become extinct. Continue reading The Dictionary of Animal Languages: Heidi Sopinka
Here in Melbourne we are in the first week of winter. After experiencing heavy rains, we are now shivering in crisp sunny cold weather.
Let us celebrate the rain with three haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1783) translated by W S Merwin and Takako Lento Continue reading Winter