On Guest-Blogging About Tennyson

While blogging here has gone from a nearly-daily thing to a twice-a-week thing (if I’m lucky — life’s become an endless deadline), today saw the publication of a guest blog post I wrote for Stuart Ian Burns, a blogger in Liverpool.

Stuart asked me to ponder the two most quoted lines of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “In Memorium, A.A.H.” — “Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.” I did, though maybe not in the way that Stuart envisioned when he made the request. I was honored to be asked to participate in his year-end review, and you can read my thoughts on what those lines mean here.

I should state, by the way, that Stuart’s blog is one that I enjoy reading. He was one of my favorite bloggers at “Behind the Sofa,” a Doctor Who review blog, and on his personal blog he covers a range of topic from Who to film to Shakespeare to British politics to the appeal of Zooey Deschanel. His writing is crisp, well-thought-out, and always done with some style.

Thanks, Stuart!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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