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Wearing, or not wearing, a poppy with pride?

Published: Sun, 11/13/22

In the centre of Hull, right opposite the railway station is a rather fine war memorial. The figures of two soldiers caught up in the heat of battle…

Losing your way

Published: Mon, 10/24/22

Last Saturday I took Iduna for a second visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum. Okay, it is more interesting for me than her, but it is a day out and she…

No poison without an antidote

Published: Fri, 10/14/22

Some one on my email list responded to my last post and suggested that my my attitude to Russia and the ‘va ’ ‘seemed pretty removed from reality’.

Living too long?

Published: Tue, 10/04/22

How long is long enough? The Queen recently died at 96. A couple of weeks before the royal death I went to the funeral of my wife’s grandfather who…

A king, or just a very rich man?

Published: Sat, 09/17/22

On Sunday September the 11th Sky News broadcast footage of a large group of people marching in London. The so called ‘News’ organisation reported this…

The power of credit

Published: Fri, 08/05/22

Last week I wrote about the dangers of debt and the position of weakness that a debtor can find themselves in. Whether being owed money you can’t…

The principles of debt

Published: Thu, 07/21/22

What eventually brings a great power to its knees? The same process which Charles Dickens described in his famous 1849 novel David Copperfield.“Annual…

Complete at last and only nine months late

Published: Sat, 07/09/22

It has been a while since my last post. Sorry about that, I have been concentrating on finishing the last two modules of the Ice and Fire Stav…

Ethical magic?

Published: Sat, 05/07/22

Had a great camp on the weekend of the 23rd S. Not a massive number of people, but everyone was friendly and easy to get along with. It didn’t rain…

The blurred line between fact and fiction

Published: Thu, 04/21/22

The West Wing was an American TV show with a total of 155 episodes and ran from 1999 to 2006. The title referred to the ‘west wing’ of the White House…

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