Driftwood and Ale

The Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove, St. Agnes. When the wind threatens to drive into your bones, when the rain batters down upon the earth sending even the rats diving for cover, when the clouds billow upwards, darken and thunder, refuge must be sought for the...
Nurse, the screens!

Nurse, the screens!

10th December 2019 Dear Laura,  Well, that was a bit, er..um. Yes well. “In delirium tremens est rectum” as my old housemaster used to say in the School’s wine cellar after being caught with his trousers down with a glossy magazine in one hand and his pulsing organ in...

Why do we differ. 3. Life Narratives.

This is the third of a mini series discussing why we differ about our political views. The first addressed a biological component, the second a personality traits component and the third is the creation of a life story. People construct life narratives. Dan McAdams is...
Dear Donald

Dear Donald

Confidential  26th November 2019 Dear Donald,  ‘E Pluribus Unem’ as my old housemaster used to say after several ales in the back bar of ‘The Nanny and Spanker’ in Windsor. Well, bugger me senseless, its working! You were right. The old adage is true about truth and...
‘We Three kings…”

‘We Three kings…”

Confidential  13th November 2019 Dear ‘Sir’ Nigel,  Sir? Hah! Only kidding…but you must admit it has a ring to it?  ‘Delirium in Quim extant’ as my old housemaster used to say in his defence at his annual court appearance to face charges of ‘The misapplication of...
“And another thing….”

“And another thing….”

(Thanks to John Le Carré’s ‘The Secret Pilgrim’ p 403-404 2011 penguin Edition) Confidential  12th November 2019 Dear Dom, “Ipso facto delirium” as my old housemaster used to say to no one in particular after a few after session ales in the ‘Dog and...
“Our little secret”

“Our little secret”

Confidential  9th November 2019 Dear Vladimir,  “Dolce et decorum est” as my old housemaster used to say before administering a good caning to any boy who had the temerity to question his ability to teach.  It is a little inconvenient that our chaps in the...
Common Sense

Common Sense

Confidential  8th November 2019 Dear Jacob, Oh dear. That turned out to be a car crash did it not? “Felinius es ex Sacculi” as my old housemaster used to say after being overheard discussing the finer points of sodomy after dinner in the Carlton.  Look, we all know...