In a Moment of Public Grief

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second died last week. Of course, that isn’t true. Not to you at least as you read. It is true as I type these words, though not as I edit them. My commitment to cold takes generally means I write little about current affairs and is salutary in that controversies… Continue reading In a Moment of Public Grief

We don’t know how to mourn

At the time of writing, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has just died. There has, briefly, been an outpouring of everything that I love about this nation. On the Friday that the Duke died, we needed to pop out in the car—I think to purchase cement, the lives we lead—and the radio was… Continue reading We don’t know how to mourn