A new rant and an update

Hello, dear reader. It humbles me when I come back to the blog after an absence and see the viewing stats continuing to climb. Okay, it seems many of you get here looking for the hot surfer, but I know at least some of you stay and read some of my writing. Thanks for that. … Continue reading A new rant and an update

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Paternity leave: it’s not about father time

Forests, libraries, the DLA, the NHS: there’s so many crucial things under threat right now that it’s hard to keep up with it all. I feel like my head will explode and I genuinely fear for the future of this country if all the cuts go ahead as proposed. Britain is already one of the … Continue reading Paternity leave: it’s not about father time

Hello 2011!

On New Year's Eve 2009 my family and I made a little ritual, a variation on resolutions, if you like. We wrote down all the things we were glad to say goodbye to, as well as all the things we were grateful for. Then we wrote down our hopes and wishes for the year to … Continue reading Hello 2011!

No more Ms Nice Guy

Today's post is a review of John Pilger's new film The War You Don't See. It's screening tonight on ITV at 10.30pm. If you're in the UK, I urge you to watch it. If you follow this blog you'll know I believe that access to the truth, to reliable information, is essential for democracy. Watching … Continue reading No more Ms Nice Guy