great line! It’s from the partly frivolous, partly didactic On
Good Resolutions by English essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949).
not at the start of a New Year, so why recite the words here? Well, I’m
using Lynd’s epigram as an allusion to Spring, which healing season
once again is calling us to thoughts of renewal.
January (Issue No. 11) I called for a concerted effort to get more
participation in Bikwil by younger readers and writers. To date
the response has been, er, less than breathtaking.
sausage”, as our boy-scout friend Bluebottle might say.
in this International Year of Older Persons, presses on undeterred,
secure in the knowledge that its current crop of mature contributors
are full-blooded, rearing-to-go disciples of P. G. Wodehouse’s Uncle
well stricken in years the old blister becomes on these occasions as
young as he feels, which seems to be about twenty-two.
with this issue we finally get to Up-front
Popularisers, first mooted way back in July 1998 (Issue No.