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Excepting the ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Just So Stories’, I have never been much of a reader of Kipling. Three things occurred that lead me write a little on one of our most beloved poets, the first two reasons being much more of a knee jerk reaction than the third,…

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  The question of where I am going to sleep for the night has never been a threat worthy of my consideration, and that there should be food on the table has never been anything less than assured, except in instances of laziness on my own part. So why do so…

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  I’m not often incensed enough by the news to put my thoughts down on paper, but a number of responses to the attacks in Paris are worrisome enough for me to try. Writing enables me to crystalise my views on a given subject, but I remain painfully aware of…

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We lost a dear friend this month but I’ve struggled to put my thoughts down in writing. As is often the case I’ve avoided the real crux of the matter and chosen to ruminate on a question that is altogether less personal: should tragedy enliven us?

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Yes, the focus of today’s post is primarily that Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert  and no, I don’t think that weighing in with my two cents will provide any considerable insight or worthwhile contribution to the discourse surrounding it. As a result I won’t go into any great length with regard to…

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