‘D-Day has come.’ Listen with awe to BBC Home Service bulletins from this day 70 years ago. It’s thrilling to hear new recordings of original scripts by actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, but this contemporary recording of “a special midday bulletin” on the BBC’s Home Service is especially spine-tingling.
This post marks my commitment to make the world just a little more overwhelming. There may well be more writers than readers online – see: Study: Online Content Creators Outnumber Consumers 2,000 To 1. I regret that this may be one of those Onion stories matched or exceeded by reality. Still, my motive for this site is entirely selfish. Just write something, produce something, and see where it…
ight, you get the impression that they slept together, but, according to Ignatieff, they barely touched. Their communion was primarily intellectual, emotional and spiritual, creating a combination of friendship and love. If friends famously confront the world side by side and lovers live face to face, Berlin and Akhmatova seemed to somehow enact both postures at once. They shared and also augmented each other’s understanding.
I’m still getting over 7 years on the rails between Baltimore and DC, but this “residency” on long-haul routes sounds like a fantastic idea. Just the other day, I was thinking about how I used to get so much writing and thinking done while rolling along Long Island Sound or passing the night time skylines of Northeastern cities. I wonder how I could “apply” to +Amtrak? Hmm.