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…”

My Latest Book

Dear Friends, sorry to have been away for a while. I have just published this book with Amazon: An Advanced Survival Guide For Dishonest Political Bastards. I started the book with a review by a fictitious senior lecturer from Sydney University writing (fictitiously) in The Sydney Morning Herald. I thought the “review” might be readableContinue reading “My Latest Book”

Trust Me I’m A Politician

(An essay revised in January 2019) Politics is in the air just now. When is it not? I’ve been thinking of all the votes I’ve cast during my 85 years. Suddenly I found myself hunting up this list of dubious political statements, possibly to help my fellow voters make better judgements. So there we are.Continue reading “Trust Me I’m A Politician”

Words are crucial; so study and protect them.

Words. Loaded pistols said Sartre. Powerful drugs said Kipling. Yes, the true meanings of words seem to vary in these recent times.  So-called “truth” constantly needs further investigation. This little piece of fiction plays around with that idea. Dr Yorec Veil Doctor Veil is a former citizen of Elysium, in the Land Of Two Rivers.Continue reading “Words are crucial; so study and protect them.”