Duende55: Stories and Jumps
David Foster Wallace was a sucker for memoirs of sportsmen and women. His fascination revolves around a desire to reach
Duende54: The liberating scream
Writing Duende each Sunday morning has become a pleasure. Painful, but exhilarating. I find the struggle worthwhile. I get meaning
Duende53: Sets thoughts astir
When a person dies, the first senses to disappear are hunger and thirst. On the slow decline off this mortal
Duende52: Darwin was wrong
Charles Darwin, way back in 1835, was on Chatham Island, part of the Galápagos archipelago. "As I was walking along
Duende51: The Tony Montana Principle
Before we start, we need to agree on something.
We are going to ignore to overt misogyny of Tony Montana
Duende50: Chain reactions
Human beings are complex creatures designed to do simple things in complicated ways.
Just look at any other creature and
Duende49: Seek the depths
In 1902, whilst at school, a young hopeful poet was sitting under a tree reading “Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke”
Duende48: The Sun
On a cloudy day in September 1945, Army General Douglas MacArthur gave a speech onboard the USS Missouri. Standing in
Duende47: The Romeo Effect
When we first meet young Romeo, he's mopping around a grove of sycamore trees. He is in love with Rosaline.
In 2013, British teenager Hannah Smith, aged only 14, committed suicide after being cyber-bullied. She'd received messages on the social