Tag Archives: Dover Beach

Confused Alarms

Matthew Arnold wasn’t a fun guy – although when he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857, he was the first to deliver his lectures in English rather than Latin, which should count for something. It no doubt made note-taking … Continue reading

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Confused Alarms of Struggle and Flight

Down in Kent you’ll find the port city of Dover and those famous white cliffs – they’re chalk actually, accentuated by streaks of black flint – very picturesque. And they can be symbolic. “There’ll be bluebirds over the the white cliffs of Dover” – … Continue reading

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Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light…

It wasn’t a bad Friday here in Los Angeles – as usual, bone-dry and near ninety with the hard sun riding high in the steel-blue sky. And here, where Laurel Canyon meets the Sunset Strip, you could imagine the good … Continue reading

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