The circle conundrum

‘What are you doing?’ said Pooh. ‘I’m drawing a circle,’ said Eeyore. ‘I need to work out the diameter. What’s twice plus?’ ‘Plusplus,’ said Tigger and in a single boing found himself in a rose bush. ‘Ooh and OOWWWW.’ ‘It depends how big your plus is,’ said Pooh, ignoring the feline. ‘Exactly or, to be READ MORE

Meddling, tinkering and headless chickens

It’s probably of little interest to non-football followers, but Tottenham Hotspur were denied a victory because of a handball decision. It was so outrageous that even the manager of the opposition criticised it and the whole football punditry world joined in. It was not the first time this season that the new handball laws have READ MORE

What happened to honesty and the law?

In criminal law, incitement is the encouragement of another person to commit a crime. It’s quite simple. It shouldn’t need explanation. If we accept the considered legal opinion of all the senior Conservative lawyers and barristers who have resigned, we can be in little doubt that breaking the Brexit Agreement is illegal. It therefore follows READ MORE

Getting what we deserve

It’s odd, our never ending dissatisfaction with life. No matter how much we have now, it’s never enough. We were satisfied with two tv channels (us old folk), now we have hundreds and still struggle to find anything to watch. We were satisfied with one television, but society now seems to demand one in every READ MORE

Something from nothing

Write, write, write, write, write. If you’re alone, write while the kettle boils. On a bus or train, write some more. Coffee, lunch or tea break, write something else. The only way to become a fluent write is to do lots of it. It doesn’t have to be part of anything specific. It’s not likely READ MORE

The question of respect

When I was a youth, generally you respected your elders. They had more experience of life and the workplace than you. You felt that you could trust them. Of course, there was only a newspaper to read and one news bulletin that lasted ten minutes in those days because there were only two tv channels READ MORE