Over at Slugger: “As we lumber from one political crisis to the next and it is doom all round it is nice to concentrate on the things we are good at. Ireland North & South produces the best diary products in the world…” Jonathan Swift’s letters to Esther Johnson aka Stella are here, and they are really rather good. Another cute little thought, re the Tories’ struggles in the locks of the ECHR medusa: would withdrawal void the Good Friday Agreement?
- 100 best lycées in France
A Google Maps/Le Figaro mashup.
The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) is a tragic shrub, its ubiquity simply serving to remind one that it’s B-list vegetation. As
- Birthrates in the unknown world
In an article on the Madrid bombings Michael Carlin (via HispaLibertas) proclaims the doom of a Spain trapped in fear and
- Quake, ye fashionistas
From Isaiah 3: Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton
- Tree trivia
David E Vassberg (Land and Society in Golden Age Castile) writes: There exists also an old proverb (of unknown vintage): En tierra