Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Living in Interesting Times

I am reminded of the old Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times.” It was difficult to leap out of bed this morning with my normal enthusiasm (sic), what with thinking about all these jolly interesting times we’re … Continue reading

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The Terrible Two Go For a Space Walk

The existence of outer space presumes the existence of inner space, which is infinitely more complex. Outer space is that part of the universe we can foul up with rockets, satellites, and dropped spanners. It is our celestial scrapyard, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Wisdom #3

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi

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Christmas Wisdom #2

“If you deliberate before you take each step, you will spend your life standing on one leg.” Risk-averse people should bear this in mind!

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Wisdom #1

As you may imagine, Christmas time is not really a time for regular posting or writing. In a festive time it is way down the list of Jobs-to-Do. Way behind things like Put on weight, Avoid hangovers, and Learn to … Continue reading

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The Awfulness at Tunnel End

Electricity is a wondrous thing. Every night I connect the battery of my scooter to the holes in the wall, and, hey presto, the next day it moves silently ahead . . . or, indeed, backwards, if I want . … Continue reading

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