The point at which the grownups have to step in.


Silence is one of those things you don’t hear much about. For a lot of people, it’s unbearable, so they make lots of useless and strident noise just to fill it, but the vast majority of people who’ve got better things to do with their life quickly tune them out. It’s a signal to noise ratio thing. You … Continue reading

The blue remembered hills.


It’s half ten of a Sunday evening. We’re in the living room and my wife and I are looking forward to a bit of vegging out on the couch and watching the next episode of a TV series we both like. Her head is atop a pillow which rests on my lap and my arm … Continue reading

The right stuff.


I came into the world with a certain unsettled need to go way off into it and explore. Travel papers came out with the placenta. When you have raised a child from day one upwards, you get a pretty good idea of what they’re going to be doing with their life, despite what all those developmental experts say about what’s impossible … Continue reading

The workers of the world have picked their leadership, and it isn’t you.


When I first started this blog, the intention was to provide some resistance to the overwhelming “consensus” of the then mainstream media, since renamed to the legacy media, with regard to the reality or not of global warming. Like any other blog of that vintage that raised such doubts, its effect at the time was something … Continue reading