Let’s give it up for the strong women in this world

I was going to make this blog about what Eisenhower called the ‘military-industrial complex’ and the control / damage it has done to the body politic.   ‘In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The ...
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Just one person – how music can be an ‘instrument that heals’.

Short one this.   I came across this via 'Acoustic Guitar', a magazine to which I subscribe.  In it was a letter describing the work of Duncan Africa Guitars.  Interesting story the genesis of which began in 1983 when a then 13 year old Canadian called Jay Duncan watched television ...
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Let’s give it up for chaos!!!

Let’s admit it, we are living in ‘interesting’ times, aka chaos.  We have just had 45 come over to the UK for a state visit hosted by the Windsors and the outgoing Prime Minister, (she left the role of Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday, 7 June ...
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‘You came into their temple,’ he said. ‘And shat on their altar.’

As all my readers will know, (okay, both of you) 😊  I left Twitter and Facebook some time ago.  I’d grown tired of their lies, amoral behaviour and the damage they have done to our world, our heritage, our common humanity.  Both monetise information they are given for nothing by ...
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The power of words

This is a blog about the power of words.   The reason?  The loss of someone close to one of our dearest friends.  It was with humour and incredible bravery that he stuck two fingers up at Death as it approached.  He just didn’t blink.  He used words to make ...
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Isn’t nuance an interesting word?

The dictionary definition is:  characterised by subtle shades of meaning or expression.   Using a thesaurus, one comes up with :  fine distinction, subtle, shade, shading, gradation, variation, modulation, degree; subtlety, nicety, refinement, overtone.  Okay, that works for me.  As an inkster who writes fantasy, I need to use language ...
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