317 articles in General

  • Dud Debate

    The issue was concerning antibiotics and their degradation in useful value because of bacterial resistances and immunities.  BBC Radio 4 Saturday 1st June 2019. Such simple things like the presenter at first assuming that ‘everyone knows’ antibiotics treat only bacterial infections; and that there is an ‘issue’ with bacterial resistances growing toward them.  These views […]

  • Walking in Space

    Redemption by George Herbert Having been tenant long to a rich Lord, Not thriving, I resolved to be bold, And make a suit unto him, to afford A new small-rented lease, and cancell th’ old. In heaven at his manour I him sought: They told me there, that he was lately gone About some land, […]

  • Sold on Feelgood

    Draw-up the branded standards let them quiver ceremoniously Jousting, get-down amongst yourselves, compete, unseat, position, Use all your composition; honeysuckle hermeneutics, Softly to make desire to burn bright, to alight commercial movies * Good-guying-up befits you clearly, no whit, noway, seamy Transparency is your buy word, and you’re perhaps not here at all? Frankly a keener sight, mate, […]

  • Get Me Wisdom

    Given to me this day Friday 5th April 2019, by God, after having read: The Prodigal Son Returning Home to his Father”: A Sermon (1684) by John Dunton * I might be nothing just rough pompous paper stuffing Bumbaste they call it in the olden days of plays “All wind and water” goes the format known as nowadays * I might hike pride […]

  • Current Car Designs

    Our present cars in UK are animist in their design and anamorphic in so far as their designers attempt to appeal to buyers by trying for a sense of momentum living within in the very shapes of their cars. Almost all newly designed car models are designed pretty much after this fashion.  The standard approach […]

  • Good Friday: Caerphilly

    Walking tall prevailing like a sailing-ship full-sail  She treads the public road This blustery day of cloudless April sunshine leisure Like as a ship whose sails are white; so white they hurt the eyes With glamour proud she strides, and oh, how proudly rounds The public roads Hard-featured, goods-displaying, like a spendthrift shop-front Her body-wares […]

  • Hypocrisy

    Kind of quaint the way our painted storyboards Compel a kind of inquisition going all the day Over the airwaves, and in print, the papers, magazines, Remaking new society on select and favoured themes Oracular for two legs goods and four legs bads Raised in the fiery furnace of clear-sighted academe Offers pay as you […]

  • A Just Society

    Justice for Plato in his Republic consists more or less of everyone accepting their place in society; and for the individual, each part of her soul or psyche acting in harmony with the other parts. Platonic Justice then involves a balance of parts in action, although it is much more than just this. The plain […]

  • Doulos apo Christou

    Freely, do a wheelie, on a song bee, in the mind Predicate a room, for a new broom, an avocation in the will And grace of trust asks us sweet tasks a grateful life to fill; For your commission lives-in, with collision, a wideworld serpentine * Nor by decision in brusque derision make debate, delay, […]

  • Given to me this day Friday 5th April 2019, by God, after having read: The Prodigal Son Returning Home to his Father”: A Sermon (1684) by John Dunton Get Me Wisdom * I might be nothing just rough pompous paper stuffing Bumbaste they call it in the olden days of plays “All wind and water” […]

  • Entropy and Order

    The guy Professor Brian Cox whom I have, somewhat chagrined, criticised previous to this essay now, I want to bring up his name and words again, and I hope this time more charitably and more soberly take some of his thoughts, as retailed on his TV show, and work through them and suggesting what I […]

  • Feedback on Entropy and Order 2019-04-02

    I agree entirely with your sentiments expressed in this piece. Firstly, instrumental music. The first time I heard Chopin’s Nocturnes for piano, it reached into the core of my emotional self. I assume because some of the sadness and hesitancy in the phrases was a reflection of my life, even at the tender age of 15 […]

  • Music and Instinct

    When you have become a parent you will know that very soon and without noticing it you become very precisely attuned to the voice of your child, such that you would hear the child crying amongst a thousand distractions and other noises and be absolutely certain the child crying is your child. This has happened […]

  • Abject Endeavours

    Abject endeavours labour long days bringing bags and barrows Sending-up humankind whose claim is wisdom’s august laurels All’s flypaper these days, symbolic trowels and jingo badges; Rude withers starve to ask empathetic kindness As ads sequester disenfranchise; give a get-goods blindness * Mid ginkgos, geckoes, TV shows inform elicit nations Brows feed at home, undead […]

  • Travellers’ Tales

    Far-away fancied travellers-tales Told to us floating islands on an alien orient sea, Where little choppy waves delight in sunlight wallowing; The natives face-in-chest, one-eyed, or Heads of dogs And other lubber clutter to the factual brains Of tidy minds swept clean for seven devils to abide in * We are today well taught that […]

  • Abandoned takeaway

    Abandoned Takeaway Tossed from a roundabout onto a carriageway On Saturday’s ding-dong on nightlife’s roundelay Casting up fish and chips bespreading motorways * When learning counting numbers perhaps his mother taught him Sung in a solo to him – as to me – to you? We warriors muddle through Not much improved by wretchedness in […]

  • Love, Truth, Beauty

    Beauty’s bondservant to Truth And Truth performs observances to Love And Lord above all these bides Love unparalleled Together three; present themselves a root conspiracy Shoring all up * There is no other firmament Nor is there other ground For stars and planets circling To be going round and round But yet ride this hub […]

  • Time’s Ringmasters

    * Times go the way ringmasters say, who crack the whip, voila! According to the dosh of brains and social precepts Dished out by circumstance: in climbing gangly crops, Whose ruse rescinds headlocks, then reinvents submission, Seeded derision wildfire raging through new pages, rendering Old-School rules dead with much ado, upholstering adaptation * Masters of […]