Where Rapscallions Dare To Tread

The Chosen One On hearing a speech in August 2020 Your prompting script will be enough None will dare to call your bluff So decorate your image with pretence Disguise each lie your sordid mind invents No half measures as you misinform And make deception now the ugly norm Then praise all innocents as ifContinue reading “Where Rapscallions Dare To Tread”

By Jingo!

Image: Creative Commons – Kiss/Clipart A former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had this to say in a recent speech: Our country has to be capable of inflicting severe damage on any adversary – and that almost certainly means increasing military spending beyond two per cent of GDP. Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/address-china-tony-abbott 11/12/19 By Jingo! a striking idea.  DoContinue reading “By Jingo!”

For pity is the virtue of the law

Image: Lady Justice – William Cho/Creative Commons Once upon a time a political leader said: “No one is above the law in this country…There is a process to be followed.” I choose here to forego the naming of that leader. My interest lies in the discussion of significances. “Which law are you talking about?” you may ask.Continue reading “For pity is the virtue of the law”

Let us shut our eyes and talk about the weather…

Image Source: Creative Commons: unsplash.com Once upon a time there was a Weatherman. He was a friendly fellow, unimposing but trustworthy. People listened to his words with respect and planned their future accordingly. Like warmth in winter or a cool breeze in summer he was always a welcome part of any day. His persona reachedContinue reading “Let us shut our eyes and talk about the weather…”

Tea Break From The Cricket

Poems Through A Glass Starkly   A Word On The Yellow Press That picture above of the Yellow Kid is linked to the reason we have the current term “Yellow Press.” The cartoon character was the creation of Richard Fenton Outcault who was working in the 1890s in the United States for the extremely racistContinue reading “Tea Break From The Cricket”

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST McQUILLAN

Fate plays strange tricks on ordinary people sometimes. It did with me when I first met Ernest Mervyn McQuillan. That was about two years ago. I was the ordinary person. Ern was, among other remarkable things, the trick that Fate played on me.   The meeting arranged by my friend Les Johns did the trick.Continue reading “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST McQUILLAN”