Crab exits stage right

Crab exits stage right

M is someone I have known for most of my life. She is – by instinct – fair and level headed, but she is sometimes drawn from her instincts by watching ITV evening news. If Emmerdale followed Channel 4 news, we would have a whole different ballgame, but ITV news is the one that is watched, …

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo spent most of his life in Florence – there is a museum dedicated to him in that beautiful city

Hard though it is to believe though, the displays Galileo’s middle finger.

60s

60s

like the corners of my mind … memories of the ‘sixties

Giraffes

Giraffes

Giraffes are magnificent. Why are there no religions centred around Giraffes? – It seems manifestly wrong. Giraffes are infinitely superior visually in all ways to zebras. I have been watching the James Patterson inspired TV series Zoo which is shaping up to be...
Conversations on Buses #4

Conversations on Buses #4

I met this Kurdish man at the bus stop. He asked me a question, and seemed displeased by the length of my response – “speak simple” he said, so I did. When he got all the bus information he needed, he asked me to guess where he came from (I said...