Days of the Week

Children's Nursery Rhymes Revisited  On Friday you took to the streets with your friends: ‘There’s no second planet – make climate change end!’ On Saturday you flew to Barbados and read that the insect population was critical – might soon be dead. On Sunday your family slaughtered a goat to celebrate your Homecoming – the … Continue reading Days of the Week

Recovery Reading

I’m sorry I’m going to miss your lecture next week, I found out I’m pregnant and I’m going to seek a quick termination. My friend says it’s quite sore … She chews on her bottom lip and gazes at the floor. Anyway, she carries on, I wanted you to know that my absence isn’t because … Continue reading Recovery Reading

A Moment of Swans

Reflections on Writing and Friendship  Your plan for today was to write hard and fast, Control, seize and capture the words that would last the test of all time, beyond human recall, Instead you are daydreaming and your fingers have stalled.   ‘Remember this moment!’ she loudly declared, ‘What moment?’  You ask her whilst climbing … Continue reading A Moment of Swans

Everyday Life song

Tune: Wild Mountain Thyme (Traditional)  Lyrics: Barefoot Sociologist Sung January 2018 - April 2018 by students and Barefoot Sociologist during the 9am lecture Enthusiasm: variable (plenty of laughter). Both parts recorded and sung 18th December 2018 by Barefoot Sociologist. 1. Now it's time for everyday life To explore our daily habits Shopping, Sleeping, Drinking, Eating Farting, … Continue reading Everyday Life song

Happiness

Are you happy? He asks whilst slurping his soup, It’s his new favourite topic that goes on in a loop, How happiness is something you find and achieve, It’s not something that’s arbitrary, elusive, misconceived.   I am grateful for many things here in my life, My health, this house, the heating on at night. … Continue reading Happiness

On this Day!

Tune: Personent  Hodie. German Melody, 1360 Arranged by John Rutter Sung for M & B’s Wedding 28th July 2012 by four female voices Lyrics: Barefoot Sociologist Recorded and sung 16th December 2018 by Barefoot Sociologist. 1. On this day of all days In her gown and new ring She did laugh, smile and sing For her … Continue reading On this Day!

The Ash Grove

Tune: The Ash Grove (Welsh) Lyrics adapted by: Barefoot Sociologist & A. Kus For N & K's and I & M's respective Wedding Ceremonies Recorded 16th December 2018. Sung by Barefoot Sociologist & A. Kus 1. Down yonder green valley, where streamlets meander, When twilight is fading, I pensively rove; Or at the bright noontide in solitude wander, Amid … Continue reading The Ash Grove