Wonk, funk, flux

People who drop in by my blog now and then will notice that things are a little wonky at the moment, a little funky. I’m making a personal change with regard to my writing, and have invested in a professional website which is under construction. In time, you should be able to find my blog […]

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Ashes to ashes

Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope T. S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday I It’s Ash Wednesday. People—Anglicans and Catholics mainly—are getting ashes smudged on their foreheads in recognition of the start of Lent. People are giving up vices and bad habits—caffeine, cigarettes, meat, swearing, sex—for the next forty days. […]

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More of the same-old

It’s 2019. Conversations in the public domain are swinging round to elections, which are coming in two years. (Is it coincidental that conversations in the American public domain are doing the same?) But the conversations are more of the same-old same-old: who makes the best leader, who we want to elect. Who, who, who. There […]

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A message from my torturer

Keep getting this in my email: Good day Dо not mind оn my illitеrасy, I am from China. This is your last chance to save your life and my LAST WARNING. I uрlоаded thе mаliciоus рrоgram оn your systеm. Sinсе thаt mоmеnt I рilfеrеd аll рrivy bасkgrоund frоm yоur system. Аdditiоnаlly I have some mоrе […]

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The NEW age of revolution

There’s a video I shared on Facebook. Its purpose: to explain to the world the real purpose behind the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement in France. The speaker in the video calls it “the revolution”.  We live in a revolutionary age. It’s not something we can escape. Marshall McLuhan, writing long ago, observed that when […]

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