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by Jez
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: List Off by Jon Arnold
Replies: 3
Views: 4846

Re: List Off by Jon Arnold

I couldn't agree with you more, Jon -

Having just enjoyed the festive break, I found myself navigating the hazards of such retrospective listing. Really, haven't these programme makers - and their ubiquitous guests - something more worthy of their time?

Nice work, Jon.
by Jez
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Other Side by Michael S. Collins
Replies: 3
Views: 5072

Re: The Other Side by Michael S. Collins

Really economic storytelling, Michael -

I very much enjoyed reading this slice of ghostly fiction - and the ending was great!

More please!
by Jez
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Cape Wraith by MJ Steel Collins
Replies: 1
Views: 3162

Re: Cape Wraith by MJ Steel Collins

What a wonderful collection of ghostly goings-on.

I really enjoyed this piece, and having seen a glimpse of Cape Wrath on the UK's 'Coast' documentary series I could well imagine ghoulish apparitions and the like in such a far-off corner of land.

More of the same, please!
by Jez
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: The Origins of Halloween by Amy Van De Casteele
Replies: 13
Views: 7519

Re: The Origins of Halloween by Amy Van De Casteele

More great work, Amy -

Coincidentally, I was planning on researching the festival of Samhain, but you've saved me the trouble - thanks!

And, I seem to remember it was around Halloween some five years back that I first discovered WW - Joseph's DW diorama storytelling was the hook back then!
by Jez
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Don't It Make You Feelgood? by John Davies
Replies: 13
Views: 7718

Re: Don't It Make You Feelgood? by John Davies

Great to have some serious appreciation for non-UK and non-US music, a somewhat rare feature of mainstream pop, I feel. Very readable and with a lovely personal touch.
by Jez
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to Land Restoration by Jo Thomas
Replies: 10
Views: 6148

Re: A Beginner's Guide to Land Restoration by Jo Thomas

Very interesting follow-up to your last piece, Jo. I plan to make reference to it in one of my next geography lessons - we're looking at redevelopment in the city, so extending our focus to the rural world makes good sense. Thank you!
by Jez
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Light in Dark Places by Amy Van De Casteele
Replies: 18
Views: 9132

Re: A Light in Dark Places by Amy Van De Casteele

Really enjoyed this article. I think Amy makes a good case for Tolkien looking to reconnect with the sagas and stories of the Norse, as well as giving England a shot in the arm as regards its cultural roots. As much as I love TLOTR, I too much plump for 'The Silmarillion' as my absolute favourite. G...
by Jez
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: An Appreciation of Peter Underwood by MJ Steel Collins
Replies: 4
Views: 3917

Re: An Appreciation of Peter Underwood by MJ Steel Collins

A really smart piece of work, Mandy. I think that Underwood may have a point regarding the source of hauntings. Funnily enough, there's a great spoof on Harry Price in the audio series 'The Scarifyers'.
by Jez
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Re: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley

I have no firsthand experience of the sort of problems for which Italy is famous, but I've no doubt expats living in Canada would have a story or two to tell. For me, the process of leaving my home country also involved a great many push factors, although as the years have passed these factors have ...
by Jez
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Re: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley

Saying that, I too hope that his idea is just that, an idea. The notion of social structures being underpinned by law breaking and anti-social behaviour is decidedly creepy, if not downright disturbing.
by Jez
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Re: Camera Obscura - Criminal Glue by Jez Strickley

Thanks for the feedback, guys! And it's lovely to be back, Trailer Park Jesus :) Yes, Joseph, I do like JG Ballard; his somewhat twisted picture of humanity suits the darker side of my personality... ;) His dystopian works were most likely inspired by his time as a child POW in wartime China. His ea...
by Jez
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to Nature Conservation by Jo Thomas
Replies: 12
Views: 4585

Re: A Beginner's Guide to Nature Conservation by Jo Thomas

Well, I hope to come back with a similar quick guide to land restoration (tha phrase will make sense if I get there) when I have chance to sit down and write it out. I'm stil fairly certain there is value in conservation work but I think it pays to be aware, as with (other) charity organisations, w...
by Jez
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Think. Pray. Love. by Amy Van De Casteele
Replies: 13
Views: 4764

Re: Think. Pray. Love. by Amy Van De Casteele

Welcome aboard, Amy! A very good article, touching upon perhaps the nub of contemporary life - at least for those with the time to look around and ponder. Ultimate questions have been the building blocks of so much progress over the years, but you're right to point out the importance of pausing and ...
by Jez
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to Nature Conservation by Jo Thomas
Replies: 12
Views: 4585

Re: A Beginner's Guide to Nature Conservation by Jo Thomas

This article really opened my eyes. I clearly need to give more critical thought to the issue of whether humans should sustain the current status quo of a given eco-system. I guess many of us - me for sure - often mistake the present state of things as being age old, as opposed to man-made landscape...
by Jez
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Reading Matters by Emily Thorburn
Replies: 8
Views: 3290

Re: Reading Matters by Emily Thorburn

I couldn't agree with you more, Emily - What an inspiring morning moment; and I love the term 'metaphorical attic'! Re: book clubs and the like, they really are vital cultural hubs, as well as acting as crucibles to develop a love of reading with others. Perhaps literature is the strongest social gl...