Mike Hawthorne

November 24, 2022

Christmas – The Cosmic Feast

Luminous decorations add to the electric glow that conceals the stars above the city buildings. At the darkest time of year, the blazing streets light the […]
August 11, 2022

Pirates of the Pacific

While he remains almost unknown in his native England, 17th century pirate Bartholomew Sharp, like many of his contemporaries, left an indelible mark on those who […]
June 1, 2022

Is Nothing Sacred? From the Furry Freaks to Dante’s Inferno

It does seem that the sacred is not given much play any more – and good luck to it. Too often notions of the sacred are […]
May 31, 2022

The seven capital sins in modern reality

The seven deadly sins given a modern make-over, M.H traces their origins and points to some fascinating modern parallels with some surprising conclusions. The poet Dante […]