Measure for measure…

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows - John BetjemanRead more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/john_betjeman_104527 (c) Alliance for Childhood We have a…

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How many days?

February Landscape Around this season of the sunyear, those of us who still use funny old wind-up watches get a sharp reminder of the arbitrary nature of the set of…

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Tides and ‘time’

Not all the moon's doing. Dave Mosher (Jun. 6, 2017) writes in 'Business Insider': When teachers explain ocean tides, they frequently describe how the moon's gravity pulls on Earth and…

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Interlude

I've been enjoying time with my visiting grandchildren during two occurences of dark and 1.5 occurences of light. Excuse my absence but in so many ways life away from the…

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Truth’s Mother

It was Francis Bacon who said; Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority. Josephine Tey took from this aphorism the title of her novel The Daughter of Time…

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Measuring

Here's a quotation from one of my favourite scholars of Tolkien, Professor Verlyn Flieger: 'Tolkien found Faerie a hard sell to a world that favoured realism over enchantment, preferred motor-cars…

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Seasons and ‘time’

This little snippet, slightly edited by me, I found online: How you define the start of Spring depends on whether you follow the astronomical or meteorological seasons. Traditionally Spring begins at…

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