Scheduling Notice

Have you missed me yet? I couldn’t face the prospect of having to work on the blog all weekend, as it turns out I really need time to muck about a bit. So I’m changing this year’s ambitious blog project. Just a little tweak. I’m cutting out the weekend posts. You can find the new […]

This blog in 2015

In 2015 I’ll make one resolution and one resolution only. I will post on this blog every day, seven days a week, 365 times in 2015. I think it will be hard enough to keep this one resolution, without the pressure of any others. To make it a little easier, I’m streamlining the workings of […]

Then what are we fighting for?

The title above is a quote by Winston Churchill. Supposedly, it’s what he answered when he was asked to cut arts and culture budgets in light of the expensive war he was fighting. I think it befits the current hysteria about young people who grew up in the west joining Islamic State (IS) even better.