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Poetry and an Eclipse

Watched the eclipse of the moon on Saturday night. Skies cleared over Suffolk and the shadow of the Earth moved slowly over the moon. Tried to get the kids interested – they did watch but it was only an excuse to stay up late! It only turned a bit red (perhaps I...

Dark matter

It is a fascinating concept: a century old model of the universe and its origins is all in place, except that it requires something that doesn’t exist – dark matter.We all know that most of the universe is space. Atoms are full of it (or rather, empty of...

Poetry Podcast the First

I have downloaded a podcast of a poetry reading by Lyn Hejinian, part of the Poem Present series at The University of Chicago.Will let you know how it goes (on for 45 minutes).

Waterstones and New Technology

Book retailers must ready themselves for a similar digital revolution to that experienced by music retailers, said Waterstone’s managing director Gerry Johnson.He told delegates at the Retail Week Conference that “People have strong perceptions of what a bookshop...