Tag Archives: J.M.S. Pearce

The Lunar Society legacy

J.M.S. Pearce United Kingdom Mention “Lunar Society“ and most academics will stare vacantly, despite the society’s fame during the eighteenth century. Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), grandfather of Charles Darwin, was a founder of the Lunar Society in Birmingham (c. 1765- c.1800), which counted several physicians in its numbers. The original “Lunarmen” comprised a select club, gathered […]

Retired Hurt

J.M.S. Pearce United Kingdom Poet’s statement: Lines on retirement written years ago in a transient mood of reflection, not depression.   Retired hurt1 What is this life with time to spare, There’s too much time to stand and stare. No breakfast rushed, no traffic race No bureaucrat’s unsmiling face. No prim grey suit worn everyday, […]