What the hell, it's just been Christmas and today is New Year - just the right time for some religion. This post is inspired by a conversation I finished 5 minutes ago with my father-in-law. I'm staying here tonight to escape the dread noise of parties in my home city. I'd be alone on New... Continue Reading →
Hi Everyone, C4C had an amazing year. There were 149 different visitors just on the day, with 1,635 comments. Last year we had 335 comments, which means we had over 500% more chat this year! Partly I think the new system made it easier to manage, and easier for visitors to navigate. Of course, the sprawling readership of Rara helped, as did... Continue Reading →
Reading the papers today I see that Cameron has said he feels ‘physically sick’ at the thought of prisoners getting the vote. Has he forgotten that Lord Archer was once a prisoner? Now – I feel sick at the thought of Lord Archer having any say in politics, but that has nothing to do with... Continue Reading →
First make it impossible for people to do their job well, then make it a crime for them not to.
The potential release of Jon Venables is predictably accompanied by much wailing about how he is unfit for society. Perhaps he is, I do not know - but then, the vast majority of those who are wailing do not know either, they just love to wail. For me there is a crucial point here that... Continue Reading →
My good Blend Jasc suggested I should write about my attempts to go self-employed. Frankly they are mostly not interesting, involving spending so long on hold that Vivaldi's Four Seasons has bored a hole into my brain and made my eyes start to bleed! Or filling out my name and address eight-thousand times until I'm waking... Continue Reading →
I have no time for pleasantries, which may not please, but it's a modern disease, days like these force us to squeeze every moment dry till the great goodbye when we can only lie and see the sky fully for the first time and ask why we didn't do so before, why did profit and... Continue Reading →
Well, it's been a long time. If my manhood was that extended maybe my marriage would have survived!! Yep, all this time away has not made me civilised. I apologise for my vacation - suddenly having one's life drain down the pan is not always a joy. What I have had is first hand experience... Continue Reading →