Let’s stick together

There’s been a lot of criticism on a forum I frequent regarding the police forming ranks when they are criticised. This particular forum is rather right of centre, and follows the Cameron-led anti-police meme with some energy and a number of posters take great joy in criticising the police regarding corruption when they have no…

I’ve got problems with old age; I forget what it’s called

I struggle with the new nomenclature. I forget the current accepted term for various afflictions, races and such. I fail to see the difference between coloured people and people of colour, partly because grammatically there’s isn’t any. I read a lot of books and a slight change in the sequence of words, or a pleonasm…

When CGI scares

I’ve got to go electric with my next car. That’s not quite right. It seems I’ve got to buy a car that does not use fossil fuels. My problem is I’ve got grandchildren and they are adamant that their grandparents should not strangle fish with plastic bags, stick straws down the throats of undersea creatures…

Life’s lessons all in one go

I used to enjoy Tomorrow’s World, the BBC’s flagship science for the masses programme. There were the usual ‘in five years’ myths perpetuated and some non-functioning revolutionary inventions which I can say from personal experience were put into production. I would encourage my eldest lad to watch TW in the hope that he would become…

Special awareness

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I was inordinately proud of being eaten by a snake. I know of no one else, alive or dead, who can boast that. Eve had a tough time with a serpent, now accepted as a snake for reasons that escape me at the moment, but no one…