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I doff my cap…

We might all snigger every year, when two American baseball teams contest the World Series. America is still the foremost nation on earth, but claims of being World Champions in a contest confined to their own shores is delusional and emotes the affectionate phrase –… Read More »I doff my cap…

In it together…

During an unproductive trip to a supermarket this morning and chatting with a young person who recognised me, I told her that ‘these are unprecedented times.’ She dwelled on my words and looked concerned as she stared at me and then asked whether I had… Read More »In it together…

A post for a new decade…

There is only one way to begin this post, so here goes; a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and NEW DECADE to you all! There is definitely a cut off for such cursory wishes. Not an official date but just a feeling that we all seem to discern at roughly the same time; perhaps when we reason that this year is much like the last. I hope then that this post and my well-wishes has arrived in time?

New Years Reading…

Practise makes perfect – or so the adage goes.

‘Perfect’ being relative of course and depending on myriad factors including ability and talents. The awkward upshot of this being that some people’s ‘perfect’ is better than others. More perfect, I suppose. Which is awkward but a fact of life and why we venerate certain people and not everyone.Golf is a useful way to contextualise this. The hardest game of all – and famously associated with a quote…“the harder I practise, the luckier I get.”

A comedy draw…

We’re all down with charity, right? Giving over our money. And if not cash, then our time to help people less fortunate than ourselves? Comedians are in high demand by charities to perform at fundraising events. Some offer to pay for said services but most do not and I usually base my decision on my availability and the worthiness of the cause.

Nothing ventured…

Nothing ventured, nothing gained – is how the saying goes. An interesting cliché – which I tend to rely on.  Even, over rely on, perhaps? Ultimately, used as the upside to a defeat and there are alternatives… Look on the bright side/there’s always a silver… Read More »Nothing ventured…