An die Schadenfreude

In fact, Beethoven’s original title for “An die Freude” was “An die Schadenfreude”, but Schiller objected.

Not Dr Johnson but Harlan Ellison in full flow

Pay the Writer!

Would Dr Samuel Johnson have agreed with SF writer Harlan Ellison? No one but a fool ever wrote for anything but money!

Narnia in 3D heading

Narnia in 3D

Review of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. My first experience of a 3D film.

St Callous of Acrimony

The Epiphany of St Callous of Acrimony

Epiphany was the word of the day on Artwiculate – three days before the Epiphany of January 2011. As good an excuse as any for further fantasies woven about the personality of St Callous of Acrimony.

Triptich: 5th January 2011

And still it snows

Photograph with three panels showing a snowy scene in Sweden. Views from my windows.