Welcome to this blank canvas, as it were.

It will get coloured in during the course of the forthcoming 365 days of our new circuit round old SOL INVICTUS. (Started this page 1st Jan 2021)

 

2021
& we've begun
another orbit round our Sun

let's hope this one
proves much more fun
before it's done

 

 

(Earth 'circles' around our local star in an ellipse or oval, which doesn't have a  distinct beginning or end, of course.To be more precise, apparently, Earth's orbit has an 'eccentricity' of less than 0.02, ie it's very close to being a 'perfect' circle. Earth like Yours Truly TM  is only slightly eccentric!
And don't be so conventional or square, consider other geometrical forms. Our planet makes a revolution of the sun annually. Political revolutions sometimes take longer. Why not start one now?)

 

It should not be forgotten that Calendars are FICTIONS. There are many different culturally-specific calendars. In this country it happens to be 2021. Now, 2021 is not really a THING. It's only an idea. So when, people say, as they will,  that they are glad 2020 is over, they don't quite seem to get it. Nothing was transmogrified at the stroke of midnight on 31st Jan 2020, except maybe in your mind or mental attitude.

Meanwhile, while you're waiting, with bated breath, twiddling your opposable thumbs...

You could do worse than occupy yourself with perusing the then NEW pages I did last year in the never-to-be forgotten 2020

Talking of the Sun, don't forget the MOON,

our good Earth

& the rest of the UNIVERSE

or whatever you do:

Here & Now

(Look a SUNBEAM, home of the Hummingbird)

 

So last year I know but...

that boring Pandemic, is proving more than just a flash in the pan, as big C contagion continues unabated, the vicious virus mutating merrily & spreading with gay abandon (especially this Yuletide passed & into the "new" year) to the consternation of us all.

Don't wish to rain on anyone's parade. Call me a cynic. Possibly a realist. Fresh new start, New Year's Resolutions, Morning-after hangovers ? Remind yourself of this, the millenial mother of all new years, longer ago than some of you have been alive, I suspect.

Are you surprised to discover that in brand-new Brexit Britain, with control having been taken back, apparently, old-fashioned Neo-Liberal Capitalist  Consumerism  with a pale green veneer still rules the roost. Talking of eggs breaking & making omlettes, sorry to prophesy the price of food will rise.
 

 

Am already playfully working on a few new10.gif (1226 bytes) pages,

to be revealed soonish or laterish.

Watch this space.

         Try this for size:

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                            More coming soon

   NEWSFLASHES, February 2021:

  Old Dog, New Trick?

   This month, my 9-year-old son taught me some new (well, 1980s rapper) slang I hadn't heard before:

   "Give props to" = To praise & show respect to, (from proper respect for/ recognition of)

    So, there's an extra pun for my arsenal, give props to me for my props here.

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   12th Feb - Chinese (&Tibetan) Year of the OX begins.

   13th Feb - almost a decade on, 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Fukushima, Japan, scientists say was aftershock of 11 March 2011 disaster (quake, tsunami, triple nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, when more than 18,000 died.)

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 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, writer & founder of City Lights Books, died 22 Feb at age of 101. Wrote this essay on him in 1974.

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1821 - Keats died 23rd Feb


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March, the Rightwing Regime (aka Tory Government) in this undemocratic Monarchy, is in the process of outlawing protest with ten year imprisonment for those causing "serious annoyance" (their words). In case I get accused of inciting such annoyance, I must clarify that by "March" I mean the month not an imperative to act, though strictly speaking I couldn't rule out being deliberately ambiguous!

See what I said about protesting, rioting, causing serious annoyance in previous years:

- "there's gonna be riot"

- Brixton Riot

Got wrongfully arrested at a protest here.

It might well be that the very reason people protest is that they are "seriously annoyed" by something, eg Tory anti-protest laws!

Despite being made illegal by the U.N.(since 22 January of this year) the government is planning to acquire yet more damned nuclear weapons, which seems like a deranged priority at a time of Covid plague & ecocidal climate disruption. Might prompt some seriously annoying protest.
 

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The Racist formerly known as Prince Philip, Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh, (born in Corfu, Greece, of a Danish Royal Family), Her Modesty the Queen's hubristic hubby died 9th April a few months short of his one hundreth birthday. Nation, if not world, said to be in shock. Mourning de rigueur. BBC pro-royalty propaganda overload.

More interestingly (to me anyway), the 9th was also the Bicentenary of Baudelaire's birthday in 1821.

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2021 (11th November) marks the Centenary of the first official Poppy Day (Remembrance Day) in 1921. Unfortunately, wars are still being fought. There will. of course, be many other Anniversaries, happy, unhappy & who-cares?)

 

Looking in the rear view mirror:

Late News

Vision 2020 (Grim Hymn)

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Those new to this site, please note it's a HYPERTEXT. If/ when possible, please view & read the page in its entirety AND also go back to click each internal link (some pictures included). The links are fun to follow (bringing you interesting, entertaining juxtapositions) & are part of the overall design. You'll get the idea as you go along. It's fairly easy to find your way around.

 

As nothing is set in stone, this page is worth revisiting from time to time, parfois even, if you feel inclined. Each & every page can be improved & I'll continue trying to do so, tweaking as I go, as time & energy allow, while I'm still capable. Might (almost certainly will) die with some typos intact on this website legacy of my life.

Well, not to worry, as one of my "heroes," dear old Sam said:

"Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness."

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(name & form, empty of inherent existence, sunyata, nothing more or less than 'Quantum' foam or something)

 

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of Nils Frahm: My Friend the Forest

from his live album released 3rd December 2020

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