• Today is a sad day

    June 24, 2020

    Some time ago the wonderful lockdown started. Stay in, except for exercise (and a few other excuses), keep at least 2 metres apart (why couldn’t…

    Can you stand MkII

    April 3, 2020

    A while back I wrote a blog called “Can you stand” That one meant can you stand your ground. In these difficult times I ask…

    For Remembrance day

    October 30, 2019

    The following was apparently written by a 14 year old boy asked to produce a Remembrance Day poem as a school writing project. Quote. One…

    The Moral of the story

    September 18, 2019

    Until I retired I was involved in the Import/Export business (before you ask, no, not a drug runner or people trafficker) and had regular contacts…

    The dark side of the soul

    July 13, 2019

    There is a line from an old Runrig song which, to my mind, pays the greatest compliment possible. The line, directed at the singer’s lady…

    Ghost or Spirit warriors

    June 4, 2018

    Many cultures have a tradition of ghost or spirit warriors. The Once and Future King , the Spirit Warriors of the American plains tribes, The…

    Guns. USA and UK

    February 19, 2018

    Following the recent school shooting in Florida I have seen many discussions here about the relative merits of gun control or the lack of it.…

    JUST A USELESS PACK OF BLOODY KIDS?

    January 21, 2018

    I’ve posted several blogs in defense of the current generation and, yes, this is another one, so if you doubt the youngesters perhaps you should…

    Why all the fuss?

    November 18, 2017

    I was brought up in central Scotland in the 50’s and 60’s so my first real contact with people of a different race was at…