Bantz with the Foxes

New from Fox Spirit Books: the comedy stylings of Adele and Tom AKA Aunty Fox and Mr Fox offering a glimpse behind the scenes of an award-winning small press. Or something like that 😉 scripted by me but of course based on real conversations (perhaps exaggerated slightly).

New Semester & Academic Mystery

I am back in New York and the new semester has begun: allow me a little time to acclimatise and then I will catch up on recent adventures (WorldCon of course, but also Brigit Riley and Leonora Carrington!) In related news, Fox Spirit Books has a new academic-themed cozy mystery, Hire Idiots. It may suit your…

Olafur Eliasson @ Tate Modern

If you can’t get to the Tate Mod, be sure to watch the BBC programme on Eliasson’s preparation for the exhibit (and also the Cindy Sherman one even though I had to miss her exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery — sob!). The exhibit is immersive and experiential so it went far too fast. Speaking…

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‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.’ Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Ah, so it comes around again: newsletters. With drastic changes coming to Farcebook, it looks like they will be pushing all activity into groups (probably so they can push the administrative work of moderation onto unpaid volunteers and pretend that the problem is therefore…

Out Now: Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith

A fabulous anthology on the ‘original resistance’ of Lilith, the first woman in Judeo-Christian mythology. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves edited by Monette Chilson, Trista Hendren & Pat Daly explores the resonances of this ancient figure as a touch point for modern resistance. I have a poem (yes, a poem!) in the anthology which you…

Broughty Ferry

A lovely day out now the kids are off school. More Wullies, of course. Windy but beautiful, I think you’ll agree. More photos on FB, if you’re there.

Lee Krasner at @BarbicanCentre

Go see this. Don’t just take my word for it, look/listen to all these artists, too. More pix on FB; as always, click to embiggen.


As I get ready to head off on another journey (yes, but I am really slowing down after this! July is EMPTY of to-dos) I thought I should get at least one more catch-up post of some photos here. Michigan trip for the medieval congress, friends, and family. Good times! Great to see Suzy perform…

Sunday Sun

These are actually from last week as it’s a bit dreich today. I am planning to catch up on things — many sights to show you from the last few months —  but it’s been a bit hectic yet this month. But real summer soon (okay, maybe not the weather — I’m okay with dreich)….

Dylan Birthday Story

Tangled Up in Some Sort of Cerulean Hue She was a beauty, all auburn curls, doe eyes, and hippie garments. But I think it was chiefly the eyes, moist and beseeching, that made me forget my usual caution and help her out of that sticky situation, but—like the man said—I guess I used a little…