in memoriam

The glorious 25th of May

“As one man to another, commander, I must ask you: did you ever wonder why I wore the lilac?”[…]

“No, I never asked,” said Vimes shortly. “It’s a flower. Anyone can wear a flower.”

Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition

The giants who strode the political landscape of my youth are toppling one by one, leaving only gnats swarming over the entrails of serious political principles while Big Money shakes shiny things at us all, politicians very much included.

Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Vale Doc Neeson

I see an old post of mine about the Angels and their lead singer Doc Neeson and a certain song is getting some traffic over the last few days since his death. Looking at pictures, I can still feel that amazing energy he put into his performance.

Friday Hoyden: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is one of the great figures of literature, and of humanity, of the modern age. Her death on Wednesday will be a sorrow to many, but also a prompt to stop and think about her outsized contribution to the total of both the justice and the beauty that exists in our world.