Napoleon’s Donkey

What percentage of the population today do you think actually cares about the high culture you say is universally accessible? And how many people who walk through the door of an art gallery or museum actually appreciate or understand what they are looking at? My point is not solely on the negative aspects of modern…

In conversation

What percentage of the population today do you think actually cares about the high culture you say is universally accessible? And how many people who walk through the door of an art gallery or museum actually appreciate or understand what they are looking at? My point is not solely on the negative aspects of modern culture…

Things that are past

A friend forwarded a picture from ECGD sports day. This major event in the British sports calendar occurred some thirty-four years ago in August 1980, I think. The ECGD stands for, Export Credits Guarantee Department. I worked there for several years until leaving to join the Foreign Office shortly after this picture was taken. Evidence…

Another inconvenient truth

Global warming is out. People are now writing about global cooling. Did you not know. Keep up. See link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/And-global-COOLING-Return-Arctic-ice-cap-grows-29-year.html What was global warming then? Was it true? Many believed it and many still do. It makes me think about a WW2 story I once heard. In an effort to unite the nation and boost morale…

Westminster is on the wrong track

I hear Nick Clegg wishes to raise taxes. It makes me wonder whether Britain is a socialist state? Despite being led by a conservative coalition government it would appear so.  The City of London is massively wealth creating and enormously beneficial to the country at large – but is this aberration tolerated in the same…

The gloaming

From the word, to light, to seed. A tree frames the gloaming.           © [Gary Ross] and [Mosaicross], [From 2014]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of these text and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that…