creased at the edges
On writing and living simply
This is a blog about writing and living a sustainable life. In particular, it is focused on writing fiction while trying to live more simply as I grow older. Like an old book I have become creased at edges.
For over thirty years I was a teacher in schools and universities and was published widely in the field of Cultural Studies. More recently I have turned my hand to writing fiction between stints in the garden where I grow vegetables and looks after chickens.
Chris Barker Academic turned fiction writer
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I’ve been re-watching the TV series The Wire which originally screened between 2002 and 2008. When I saw it the first time I thought it was one of the best pieces of TV drama ever made, and as I view it for a second time I still hold that opinion. The series has stood theContinue reading “The Wire, revisited”
“I still write. What else can I do? It is my habit and it is also my profession. For a long while I treated my pen as my sword: now I realise how helpless we are. It does not matter. I am still writing, I shall write books; they are needed; they have use allContinue reading “I still write”
As I watched Trumps storm troopers invade Capitol Hill and the heartland of the US political system, I was reminded that Liberal Democracy (representative systems with checks and balances as in the U.K; USA; France etc. as opposed to authoritarian regimes as in Russia and China) is a precious and fragile thing that needs toContinue reading “A Pessimists Defence of Liberal Democracy”