Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Blogging.......... has been slowing down and slowing down - and has all but stopped. I think it's time to give it rest for a while. I might pick it up again later in the year, I'm not sure. It all really depends on what happens work and family wise. Several things have happened. The first is that since I started writing and posting here, social media has arrived, and most of my personal and family stuff now goes on face/twitter etc, where it is sent directly to friends who are interested. The second is that as my kids have grown up, I find myself at home less and less, with fewer opportunities to write here. The third is that Solas Magazine have started to print some of my reviews and articles, while Scottish Christian Broadcast have run some of my interviews. Writing for these formats is more focused, disciplined and structured than ad hoc blogging, and has taken up most of my creative energy. So, a break is in order. I might be back.... probably will, no plans yet!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Mark Twain explains the 2017 General Election...

Men think they think upon the great political questions, and they do; but they think with their party, not independently; they read its literature, but not that of the other side; they arrive at convictions but they are drawn from a partial view of the matter in hand and are of no particular value. They swarm with their party, they feel with their party, they are happy in their party's approval; and where the party leads they will follow, whether for right or honor, or through blood and dirt and a mush of mutilated morals.

-Mark Twain ('Corn-pone Opinions')