Blimey, blokes — what a weekend it was!

We watched the royal funeral procession and pageantry of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was a somber, surreal spectacle: Reality T.V. with just enough spit and shine to ease our lurid fascination. Hushed, posh-sounding commentary by British pundits explaining the rituals of royal internment. A proper beetle-like parade of buttoned-up, bespoke black.

We also witnessed the dumpster fire of a U.S. Congresswoman calling for — and then retracting — the launch of a nativist, racist, nationalistic caucus that would push for “Anglo-Saxon political tradition.” …

Lucinda Trew

Writer who believes in the power of language to change minds, change moods and change the world.

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