Peace or War?

There seems to be a tiny window of doubt within our broadcast media within the wall to wall consensus of Russia bad/Ukraine good/America a well meaning passer by that just happens to have some long distance weapons to spare and an interest in Russia’s failure. Roger Waters has enough celebrity clout to get a mentionContinue reading “Peace or War?”

Feast or Famine?

I had to work hard to find this article so I think it worth sharing here. It is regarding the health and expected yield of world wheat crops. I found many articles analysing increased sowing all around the world, mostly optimistic that increased sowing would lead to greater harvest, and though I don’t entirelyContinue reading “Feast or Famine?”

End of the World Diary, Pt. I – Natalia Klyuchareva — literalab

Translated from the Russian by Mariya Gusev Throughout this week, which will close out the first month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Literalab will publish the writing of Natalia Klyuchareva. “The End of the World Diary” recounts her reactions during the war’s opening week. “March 6” tells about her experience attending an anti-war rally. […]Continue reading “End of the World Diary, Pt. I – Natalia Klyuchareva — literalab”

This is the road to hell.

The fuel duty escalator was devised, or enacted 1st in 1993 by her Majesty’s Government in Britain which was led by John Major. The tax on fuel to Britain and Northern Irelands’ motoring public was set 3p in the pound above inflation and increased ultimately by Mr Blair to 6p This was not only aContinue reading “This is the road to hell.”

Searching for a relevant parallel

“Molecular clock estimates, genetic studies and archaeological data all suggest the initial colonisation of Sahul and Australia by modern humans occurred around 48,000–50,000 years ago. Over the last few decades, a significant number of archaeological sites dated at more than 30,000 years old have been discovered. › science When did modern humans get to Australia? –Continue reading “Searching for a relevant parallel”

The corpse’s protest.

Who are you? —— That put flowers on my grave? Did you love me? —— Did you care? Did I know you? ——- Could I trust you? Could you know —— I didn’t choose to be alone? Don’t you know —— I had a heart of stone? And you comment; What a pity ——- ThatContinue reading “The corpse’s protest.”


Mr and Mrs Schnark have enjoyed a weeks holiday in South Wales, staying in a charming terraced cottage in the village of Crickhowell, that stands beside the River Usk between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. We enjoyed walks on nearby Sugar Loaf, and Table Mountain, which gave its Welsh name to the villageContinue reading “Levelling”

Stone cold sober.

Mental illness has been in my thoughts of late, best I don’t say why, but it has always been a diagnosis that I am not prepared to take at face value. I believe it might be always the case that the fault lies not with the patient, but with the world in which they live.Continue reading “Stone cold sober.”

Deaths Peripheral to Sars Covid II

Deaths Peripheral to Sars Covid II** Introduction and explanation. I may have alluded before to my work in the funeral business. Throughout the uk epidemic part of the Covid pandemic we learned quickly about the illness that was causing such a stir. It was clear to me from the start that diagnosis was very iffy,Continue reading “Deaths Peripheral to Sars Covid II”

Deaths Peripheral to Sars Covid II No 1, The Track Worker.

Summary of R.A.I.B. finding. At around 10:52 hrs on Wednesday 8 April 2020, a passenger train, travelling at 90 mph (145 km/h), struck and fatally injured a track worker on the West Coast main line near the village of Roade, Northamptonshire. The accident happened because the track worker, who was the person in charge ofContinue reading “Deaths Peripheral to Sars Covid II No 1, The Track Worker.”

Christmas and the NHS

Salbutomol 100mcg 2x daily if required Beclamethazone 200mcg 1x daily, Calcium and Vitamin d3 600mg & 400IU, (10mcg) x2 twice daily. Alendronic Acid 70mg x1 once weekly. Folic acid 5mg once daily. Methotrexate 20mg injected once weekly, skip folic acid on this day. Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment once daily applied externally to affected areas as required.Continue reading “Christmas and the NHS”

Destiny in our hands

Some time ago, I set myself up as a film reviewer, discussing Michael Moore’s unpopular film. I watched another film last night which seemed to pick up where Michael Moore’s left off. Moore calls out the lie that we will be saved by technology but this film tells very clearly that we can beContinue reading “Destiny in our hands”

Series Apocalypse

This blog is supposed to be about the end of the world, dinghy sailing, and other things. Other things seem to have taken over of late, mouse poems, cat poems and reflections on the mundane have held sway. I have been prophesying doom for many years, I remember years ago as I was sweating aboutContinue reading “Series Apocalypse”

Is there life on Anne Ward?

Last night I went to St Thomas’ for a blood test. I was seen quickly by a good humoured phlebotomist, so as I left unhurriedly, I thought of my old dad up on the 9th floor who hasn’t been seen for weeks. It has suited me really to ignore him, to renounce all responsibility forContinue reading “Is there life on Anne Ward?”

Planet of the humans; Hope or pragmatism?

A beardy fellow I know, who is often seen in these parts out running in his yellow pyjamas, brought this film by Michael Moore to my attention. I watched it with my wife and we were both affected by it in different ways, we came to different conclusions. The next day I found this articleContinue reading “Planet of the humans; Hope or pragmatism?”

“And one clear call for me”

“And one clear call for me!”   How I yearn for this call. A call to arms A call to action A call to war.   What is wrong with me that I can only imagine a call to fight.   A call to create? Too much has been created. Too much has been made.Continue reading ““And one clear call for me””

Short poem about death

From Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sunset and evening star,      And one clear call for me!And may there be no moaning of the bar,      When I put out to sea,    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,      Too full for sound and foam,When that which drew from out the boundless deep      Turns again home.    Twilight and evening bell,      And after thatContinue reading “Short poem about death”