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Henry David Thoreau, born on July 12, 1817, was a renowned nature writer and philosopher, famed for his two year excursion to Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau, like his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, was a Transcendental philosopher – a kind of American spin on Romanticism that places an emphasis on nature and […]more
When Seamus Heaney’s death was announced last year the prevailing mood was one of sadness; a feeling that the world had not only lost a great poet but a kind and humane man. Thinking about Heaney, as we near what would have been his 75th birthday, I was prompted to revisit his first full-length collection […]more
Reflect and refract When was the last time you looked out the window and said, “Oh look! There’s a many-coloured refraction of light from drops of water!”? Well – OK, if you said that last week then feel free to skip the next paragraph, but most of us refer to the sudden splash of colours […]more