Mr Pepys, the diarist


Samuel Pepys was a civil servant in late 17th century London. He kept a diary for ten years. His daily entries recorded who he met and who he entertained, his conversations with his wife and his noting of business, good food and theatre visits. His record of his everyday life allows us to have a … Continue reading Mr Pepys, the diarist


accidentally broke a teacup – reminds me how good it feels to break things   Ishikawa Takuboku Japanese poem translated by Carl Sesar I found this poem by accident and it reminded me, also, how good - and how bad – it can be to break things. When I was a child, I quite often broke … Continue reading accidentally