Another news article about Amazon — this one boggled my mind. Be aware that there is a word in this article that a great many people find offensive. When I saw that Amazon was defending the use of the “C-word,” … Continue reading →
Amazon’s fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury | Technology | The Guardian. According to the article, some fees will increase as much as 70% for third-party retailers who sell through Amazon: Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders … Continue reading →
The article begins with a reference to Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland, but it quickly becomes more than a story about the Queen, drifting easily to memory of another time and place, with a kind of bitter-sweet nostalgia rooted in a present moment, in the twitter of birds in an attic and an image of a monarch on the television . . .
OED WOTD: aisling, n. A type of allegorical poem in the Irish language, often serving as a vehicle for political or social comment, which depicts the poet's conversation with a spirit woman who is usually a personification of Ireland.
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