Animals Archive

  • (A series of ‘thinking-aloud’ notes as I write a review for The Millions of After Coetzee, an anthology of animal fictions, published by Faunary Press, and Late Essays 2006-2017 by J. […] 0

    After Coetzee: some notes toward a review

    (A series of ‘thinking-aloud’ notes as I write a review for The Millions of After Coetzee, an anthology of animal fictions, published by Faunary Press, and Late Essays 2006-2017 by J. […]

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  • He is on a train to London when he reads, as part of his research, about four magpies who gather around a fifth who has been hit and killed by […] 0

    Grieving for Magpies

    He is on a train to London when he reads, as part of his research, about four magpies who gather around a fifth who has been hit and killed by […]

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  • Watching the gulls come home is one of my favourite monents of the day. The Wearmouth Bridge, built in 1929 but with a history in different forms back to 1796, […] 0

    Gulls coming home

    Watching the gulls come home is one of my favourite monents of the day. The Wearmouth Bridge, built in 1929 but with a history in different forms back to 1796, […]

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  • We stopped in at Fountains Abbey on the way to Guiseley and a friend’s 30th birthday. The Abbey is a stupendous Cistercian ruin that dates back to 1132 and was […] 0

    The Pheasants of Fountains Abbey

    We stopped in at Fountains Abbey on the way to Guiseley and a friend’s 30th birthday. The Abbey is a stupendous Cistercian ruin that dates back to 1132 and was […]

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  • We went out to Whitley Bay to buy an overlocker from the famous sewing centre, Britain’s largest retailer of sewing machines, it seems. Afterwards we would go for a walk […] 0

    The Whitley Bay Tree

    We went out to Whitley Bay to buy an overlocker from the famous sewing centre, Britain’s largest retailer of sewing machines, it seems. Afterwards we would go for a walk […]

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  • My running partner saw the pigeon first. It was flapping a broken wing to try and right itself, stuck inside an open front gate of a house on the road […] 4

    The Pigeon

    My running partner saw the pigeon first. It was flapping a broken wing to try and right itself, stuck inside an open front gate of a house on the road […]

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  • There is a guy sitting in front of me crying. He looks like the kind of person I’d be friends with—I don’t know why, it’s just a look. I later […] 3

    The Ghosts in Our Machine

    There is a guy sitting in front of me crying. He looks like the kind of person I’d be friends with—I don’t know why, it’s just a look. I later […]

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  • The Soundwatch Boater Education Progamme has been running for nearly twenty-five years. Eric Eisenhardt, the current director, is into his third season. Before that, the previous incumbent had run the […] 0

    On Board the Soundwatch Boat

    The Soundwatch Boater Education Progamme has been running for nearly twenty-five years. Eric Eisenhardt, the current director, is into his third season. Before that, the previous incumbent had run the […]

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  • A little way into Cindy’s presentation to this group of college biology majors from the local university I suddenly notice the beeping of one of the students’ watches, and realise […] 2

    Beeping Hearts: in the Whale Museum

    A little way into Cindy’s presentation to this group of college biology majors from the local university I suddenly notice the beeping of one of the students’ watches, and realise […]

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  • It’s nice when someone gets it. Not only get it, but when what you want to do is something the people you’re talking to want as well. That’s what happened […] 0

    Storying with CETUS, Victoria BC

    It’s nice when someone gets it. Not only get it, but when what you want to do is something the people you’re talking to want as well. That’s what happened […]

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  • The chickens are 20 to a crate, and the crates are moved in piles of 2 x 5 by a fast-moving forklift truck driver in dark blue overalls and a […] 0

    Forty-five days

    The chickens are 20 to a crate, and the crates are moved in piles of 2 x 5 by a fast-moving forklift truck driver in dark blue overalls and a […]

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