Bad Air Day?

A poem composed by Bruce Gulland for World Environment Day 5th June and Clean Air Day 20th June. I wonder, is there a solution – to toxic air pollution?What’s your take, does it faze you, shock or amaze you?Fond illusions shatter? – to ponder particulate matter?These gases afflict masses, in …

Bee Line

A Poem for World Bee Day 2019 by Bruce Gulland: Miniature motor, mellifluous drone, as I doze in my deckchair knowing I’m not alone, On a bee-balmy indolent May afternoon, it comforts me to know you’re going nowhere too soon, Contented customer, shopping bags in your legs, spot a pot …

Environmental Pollution by Surface Active Agents

The volume of environmental pollution by surface active agents (SAAs) accelerates, because of their intensive use and release into the environment. They are being used in industry, virtually all detergents (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc.), and in preparing various cosmetics. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and …

The Angel of History

In 1921 the German philosopher Walter Benjamin purchased an oil transfer drawing in Munich for the sum of 1,000 marks. The drawing was by the artist Paul Klee and was entitled Angelus Novus. He subsequently hung it on the wall of his apartment. Over time, this image became something of …