Month: November 2014

The World according to Kilgore

Just to recap: Russia is in the process of invading Ukraine and Putin is, outwardly at least, convinced that he will get away with it. The West is resolutely backing the wrong horse in Syria, with the CIA ‘secretly’ training…

Strange bedfellows

Oh what a tangled web we weave: The BBC have been airing a series of programmes this week about Syrian refugees. In the main, presenter Mishal Husain has been doing a balanced job. Until this morning when it became subtly…

The Sun went down and it is now morning

Yesterday—Remembrance Sunday—at the eleventh hour of the nearest Sunday to the eleventh day  of the eleventh month, senior members of the Royal Family did what the nation expected of them. If they were concerned about any terrorist threat to the…

Memories and a free download

Before I start, you do remember that The Poisoned Pastie is available for free download for three days from the 7th Nov, don’t you? Yes, I thought so.                 Right then, a bit…

New month, new resolutions and a free download

How to fail: Simple really; set an unrealistic set of goals then get depressed as the month progresses and I fail to meet them. For example, I have been doing a touch typing course. The course recently announced ‘congratulations, you…