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books, film, music, history, mythology…exploration

Nudity

Nudity: the state of being without clothes. There are many reasons for it around the world. Don’t need clothes, can’t afford them, desire to be sexually provocative, need to shock, … Continue reading

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Holy families

I started by noticing similarities between two pictures. The one above is “The Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist”, the so-called Burlington House cartoon (a cartoon … Continue reading

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Creole music

Once again I discovered something that everyone else has known about for some time: at least I’m consistent. I first came across Po’ Girl while watching the 2008  documentary Down … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 · Leave a comment

Giants and heroes

The Giants and the Titans In Greek myth the Giants weren’t gigantic at all, but human-sized. They were sons of Earth (Gaia) who rebelled against the gods of Olympos, were … Continue reading

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Thursday, 25 June, 2015 · Leave a comment

Irish ancestors

The Countess of Moira I’ve got Irish ancestors. Quite a few, begorra (by god). And I’m learning more about them. What this really means is I’m learning more about European … Continue reading

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Saturday, 20 June, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mike Leigh, super-realist

Like a lot of folk I enjoy people watching. I’ve met hundreds, as you do, and noticed the extremists: schizos who condescend then seem to lose all self confidence;  manic-deps … Continue reading

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Thursday, 11 June, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alkaios: poet, politician, priest, Lesbian

Alkaios (in Latin, Alcaeus) was a Lesbian poet, a friend and poet colleague of Psappho. Both lived on the island of Lesbos in the seventh century BC, and were among … Continue reading

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Friday, 29 May, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making myths

Alligators in the sewer, the serial killer in the room upstairs, insects in the beehive hairdo, and the vanishing hitchhiker. These are among the urban myths identified by Jan Brunvand … Continue reading

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Thursday, 21 May, 2015 · Leave a comment
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