22 Dec 2017 | exercises in being here

Victory

"This story is completely true since I made it up from beginning to end." - Froth on the daydream, Boris VianOf course it returned. I was there at 8.14 to see it rise magistically and very red, not out of the sea but from behind it. It only took a...

20 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon a midnight clear, That glorious song of old, When angels bent down to the earth, And changed machine guns into harps, And turned leaden bullets into golden carols That drifted across no man’s land, And choirs of soldiers joined the a...

16 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

North and South

There, on the one hand, St. Pancras and Paris; And there, on the other, Kings Cross: Gateway to the LNER, And night mails crossing the border, And gateway to a world we have lost: Pit heads and winding gear, tram-roads and collieries, And curling...

14 Dec 2017 | Talking Walking

Terence Bendixson talking walking

Terence Bendixson, journalist and author, is probably the longest serving campaigner for pedestrians  throughout the world, and is now the President of Living Streets in the UK, the charity formerly known as the Pedestrian’s Association.  He was recruited to the cause in the 1960s by Tom Foley, the Association’s co-founder, after an article he had […]