Category Archives: politics

How to Save the Planet: Guest Blog by Luke Eastwood

How To Save The Planet  – a science fact emergency We live in a very strange world, one where what would formerly have been science fiction a few years ago is now very much the real world. One of my … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #10

As its not just a new year, but a whole new decade. I thought among all the other things I do here I would do a daily series of quotes from my favorite authors. Just for the hell of it… … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #5

As its not just a new year, but a whole new decade. I thought among all the other things I do here I would do a daily series of quotes from my favourite authors. Just for the hell of it… … Continue reading

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This is where we are now…

I generally avoid talking politics on this blog. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is my desire not to enter into the kind of pointless ‘debates‘ on politics which are so common in these … Continue reading

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Valuing your craft… reprised…

How do you value the results of your craft? It’s one of those questions that’s always hard to answer, and harder to answer as a writer than, for example, as a carpenter. You might want to bear with me here for … Continue reading

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Harlem’s Hellfighters…

‘The Ballard of Pvt Burbanks’ a pivotal chapter in ‘Passing Place’ tells what you could call the ‘origin’ story of  Sonny Burbanks, the doorman at the very strange bar of the title. ‘Very strange’ is perhaps an understatement when describing the Esqwiths … Continue reading

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Selfish desires and taxation…

I am better off financially than a great many of my friends, I have a full-time job and earn more money than I need to live comfortably. If the Tories don’t win the election, I may have to pay a … Continue reading

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