Why does Valentine’s Day come around in the glumly frigid pit of the year? Continue reading “Valentine’s Eve”
November 11 is Martinmas, one of the cross-quarter days, roughly half way Continue reading “Martinmas, Day of the Conscientious Veteran”
We stayed this time in the district we call Miracoli, Continue reading “Two more Venice scenes – kick, and Sarpi”
The first time I came to this island universe was by walking, along the bridge over the void Continue reading “Venice and the Feast of the First Full Moon”
If you were to visit me this year by means of Google Earth, you would find yourself descending on me through a lofty tangle of masts, spars, and ropes.
In a room in Pembroke College, Cambridge, hangs a round picture in a square frame.
Slug, Toad, Leech, Spider, Earthworm – these were some of the thirteen constellations Continue reading “Nasty Constellations”
Mars continues its high season of observability, indeed is still coming slightly nearer than it was at opposition a few days ago, as well as being free of the Full Moon’s glare. Continue reading “Earth-Centered Swirlings”
The boom of a cannon shook my window Continue reading “Vikings come raiding again”
This is the water across which the refugees are swarming from the Middle East into Europe.