Carol Ann Duffy’s songs of the Earth

It almost sounds like British laureate Carol Ann Duffy is responding to news headlines about bee populations and cellphone usage when she says: Where bees pray on their knees, sing, praise
 In pear trees, plum trees; bees
 Are the batteries of orchards, gardens, guard them.

 Guard them—against what? Cell phones? Against our environmental ignorance? Duffy … Continue reading Carol Ann Duffy’s songs of the Earth

Timely and timeless: Virgil’s translator

I'm not trying to be morbid -- but I do tend to think of the health and welfare of George R.R. Martin a lot, and I'm sure that plenty of other fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire" do, too. Just go over to YouTube and you'll find a music video by the team … Continue reading Timely and timeless: Virgil’s translator