Surely pedophilia is a bridge too far

Let's say that our plump king is strolling buck naked down Main Street in speedos a size too small. Except for their boots, holsters, sashes and, epaulettes his armed guards are dressed likewise. You might say that the King looks utterly ridiculous and shameful, you'd be right, and the King would feel it, as only… Continue reading Surely pedophilia is a bridge too far

What Conservatives ought to be trying to conserve

I am a headline reader. I do this regularly as part of my effort to stay broadly informed, and this, at the end of the day, gives me a sort of connect-the-dots image of the world. Or a picture of a landscape out of focus, or a view at 80,000 feet. Dominating this broad view… Continue reading What Conservatives ought to be trying to conserve

In defence of a simple life: Axe vs. Chainsaw

Twenty-two years ago my wife and I were house shopping and I remember in one house an impressed realtor showing us a closet in which was a tall bank of electronic gizmos that reminded me of a mainframe. This house had been wired to do everything electronics could do back in 2000. A smart-house indeed!… Continue reading In defence of a simple life: Axe vs. Chainsaw

Russia will likely remain united long-term but I doubt we will

We all have this image of the US map in our heads, it's symbolism being on par with the flag itself. Michigan, Maine, Florida, and the gulf of Mexico define its eastern borders and a long convex coast its western, with a sock puppet way up in the northwestern corner, i.e. the state of Washington.… Continue reading Russia will likely remain united long-term but I doubt we will