May Day, May Day, May Day!!! & The Return of Hope

This is a post of two halves - a broken post. I have a whole pile of scraps. Drafts. Posts that I began but have never finished yet had something about them that persuaded me hold on to them. Not abandon them completely. This morning I re-read a piece that I started writing back in …

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What now?

I haven't published anything for many weeks. Haven't written much. What I have written seems inadequate for the times. Unworthy of consideration in such heady days. Instead, I have watched, bemused, as the World is torn apart and Reality is reshaped around us. Brexit, Trump, the revival of the Far Right, the relentless dismantling of …

A New Year?

I've written in the past about how I have never really felt comfortable with the¬†standard celebration of the New Year's Eve in the UK which seems to mainly consist of drinking heavily, maybe some food, maybe some dancing, stopping to listen to the chime of Big Ben at midnight, then linking arms, singing Auld Lang …