20 Books of Summer – for a Less than 2020 Summer

It’s been a tough week here down at the old Rune stead with not a lot of reading getting done.  I have parked a snail on top of my TBR pile – a glass one, not a real one.  He’s there to represent the speed at which I am coursing through my  list at the […]

Are the only sparrows left the ones we dream about?

  I dreamed about sparrows last night which I found rather sad if the only sparrows left are in dreams. “Miners use canaries to warn them of deadly gases.  It might not be a bad idea if we took the same warning from the dead birds in our countryside.” So wrote Lord Shackleton in 1963 […]