Japanese and Compassion?

Japan 1600: the Legalists under the Tokugawa end centuries of internecine warfare between clans and unite Japan, with the Emperor a powerless figurehead. Four hundred years followed of oppression by sword. Enforced by a network of samurai and informants. The…

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I Read the Guardian this Morning and Wept

Apparently Omar  Mateen visited the Pulse disco several times before he attended with a 9mm semiautomatic pistol and a .233 calibre AR-15 style assault rifle. On the occasions when he visited before, did he dance? Did he have a good…

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Feathers in the Stone

Education has been my mortgage-payer since 1998. Surrounded by the eternal chatter of the developing mind, ensconced in a system which elevates the Blame Game into public policy; within an environment in which Theory Y is the way to fly;…

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The Blond Bumshells!

What is the reason for Trump and Johnson? Why did any concatenation of karmic forces combine in such a devilish way to create two such patently dangerous menaces to society, to peace, to the environment, to sanity? Ok, I confess,…

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A Bite out of Apple

Evidence of my power and control is I haven’t (yet) thrown my iPhone, this marvel of technology and marketing at the wall or jumped on it with stiletto heels specially bought for this purpose, or punched it with the most…

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…on Pride…

A definition may help here. I do not intend to google a definition, I prefer to define my topic according to my view, so that I know what I am talking about. If I use somebody else’s definition, they are…

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Going Nuts in Brighton

Recently, was a delegate to the NUT (National Union of Teachers) conference in Brighton. Here is my Conference Diary: Tangled in traffic firstly, with multitudes swarming into this sun-speckled place with its rambling Georgian deshabille,as a delegate at the National…

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Giving Birth to the Books…

The Laszlo’s Millions rebooted version is now available on Kindle and all other e- book formats, in paperback  – at last! The novel had an incredibly long gestation. It was originally written in 1972! When I was roaming the hippie…

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