Category: Comment

Do Chickens like Rock and Roll?

Happy Hens? This might appear to be an odd question but bear with me. Everybody knows (oh really?) that happy hens lay tastier eggs so the logic is that free-range eggs are best. Is this necessarily so? Allowed to roam…

Miscalculations Machiavelli would not have made.

Despite the press frenzy over the resignation of an elderly German CEO of a multinational company I’m sure you’ve noticed that other, perhaps more worrying things have been happening in the World. North Korea Ignoring both outright warnings and advice…

They think it’s all over

It is now and it wasn’t even close So now we know and the answer wasn’t forty-two it was Obama. The professional pollsters   got it right and the professional pundits got it wrong. I ask you, how embarrassing is…

Sorry for the wait

We’ll get you to our customer service team as quickly as we can Don’t you just love call centres? If you’re not listening to some really crackly piece of obscure ‘muzak’ then it’s somebody telling you how important your call…

My how time just flies by!

It’s amazing how time flies by, even when you’re not really having that much fun! Those of you who follow the boat saga will be up to date on the latest news on   that front, those who don’t won’t be…

The Ultimate Alpha Mother and the usual protests.

Alpha Mums An article on the BBC website caught my eye. Apparently Orca females live the second longest after menopause in the animal kingdom. Humans come first. Why is this, biologists are asking themselves as they clasp mugs of mildly…

Annan takes time out to read a new book

Syria As Mr Annan says, the finger pointing and name calling continues. In the meantime innocent people continue to be killed and the situation is no nearer becoming resolved. I doubt that Anan’s  resignation will have come as any surprise,…

A Bit of this and a Bit of that.

Syria The tragedy staggers on with outsiders wisely staying on the sidelines and trying to discreetly back both sides. That might not be immediately obvious, but think of it like this. Both Russia and China are still opposing any active…

Dog bites man. Or did it?

Every journalist knows that ‘dog bites man’ is not a story whereas ‘man bites dog’ makes a great one. I was reminded of this when reading about the banking crisis in Spain, and that in turn sparked off a memory…

Confusion in the Cosmic Ordering Department.

Jung, well known in some quarters for his theories of the ‘Collective Unconscious’ and Archetypes, is perhaps less well known for his thoughts on something he termed Synchronicity. For those unfamiliar with this concept, Jung posited that no event happens…