Author Archives: Billee Sharp

Femme Savage

Femme Savage by Billee Sharp I am at my absolute worst when I’m ill, even a minor cold will deconstruct the reasonable persona I possess in the full flush of health. My husband knows this well, he tries not to … Continue reading

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Diving For Dear Life

“Diving For Dear Life” by Ashley Browne Thirty years ago I sat on a battered Royal Navy destroyer somewhere off the Falkland Islands, listening to the BBC World Service announce that the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands had just … Continue reading

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Plastic Islands & District 11 Bread.

Plastic Islands & District 11 Bread. By Billee Sharp I had an awful dream the other week: it started off nicely, sailing a little mirror dingy with my kids on Lyme Bay in Dorset. After a few tranquil moments viewing … Continue reading

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Banksy or Bankboy?

  Once upon a long time ago humans made art so beautiful that it still speaks to us today. 35,000 years ago Upper Paleolithic people were adorning caves with their impressions of their world. Hertzog’s documentary “Cave of Lost Dreams” … Continue reading

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Hopeful Mushroom or Lonely Arugula?

©MAYA HAYUK, Mushrooms 1 – 6, 2009  http://mayahayuk.com/ One of the first things I do every day is delete stuff out of my email inbox: heartlessly I trash LAST CHANCE TO SAVE POLAR BEARS along with many other invited entreaties … Continue reading

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Unworkable

Unworkable I should be more excited about the prospect of gainful employment, I realize this. After benefiting from Obama’s  unemployment extension I should be refreshed and ready to rejoin the workforce. Frankly I feel like I never left it: the … Continue reading

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Queen Eileen and the Twisted Knickers of Feminism

As soon as I read Susan Faludi’s essay American Electra: Feminism’s Ritual Matricide (Harpers Oct 2010) I felt a little uncomfortable bunching in my undergarments. Faludi tells a lamentable tale concerning the history of the feminist movement where every succeeding … Continue reading

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