Pale Blue Dot

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It’s 100 years since the start of World War I and a lot of trite nonsense is being spoken. There’s also a lot of being the correct way to commemorate it. This extract from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space talking about the… Read more »

Wonderful Part 2

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Whilst driving on a very ordinary piece of road this afternoon, with me in the front and my children in the back, my 4 year old daughter came out with this: Daughter: “Oh it’s wonderful!” Me: “What is?” Daughter: “The whole world Daddy…” And as I looked again at scenery… Read more »

On Britishness

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On being faced with the question: Could these British values of tolerance be the thing that costs us our Britishness? Britishness? Britishness? It’s just a political construct! A name! The people of these islands have changed, and will change, day-after-day until the end of time. I was born and bred… Read more »


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Generally, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always answered “Coping…” when asked how I am. I say it sometimes at home, I say it always at work, and it’s usually accompanied by one of the sighs for which I’m renowned. Recently I read a tweet which suggested we… Read more »