Back from the dead

Will I ever write again? Am I even capable of writing any more? Sitting at a keyboard concentrating and articulating and organising thoughts is a daunting prospect. When I was …

Dic is unwell

My partner Dic Mortimer has been seriously ill in hospital during the last month. Thankfully this week he was allowed home to start the process of convalescence and recovery. Therefore …

Giggsy gets the gig

To the surprise of nobody Ryan Giggs is the new Wales manager. It is the obvious appointment, and also the correct one. He was, after all, not just a fabulous …

Winterminable

On a frosty early morning, with dawn just breaking, I was fetching the food caddy from the shed to put out for the bin-men when I heard a loud, rhythmic …

Last card

After Christmas dinner was over and everything was cleared away, he wanted to play cards. He wanted to play a game of hearts. ♣ The accumulated memories of his 94 …

Be very afraid

These are sombre times for humanity. Around the world the far right is on the march, funded and enabled by a terrifying coalition of mega-rich plutocrats, transglobal corporate sharks, autocratic …