Weighing in on the issues of the day. Click on the heading to open the article (does not re-direct you).
Voter Forgiveness (The Electorate Never Forget)
The fallout from a public faux pas is never more memorable than that of a politicians, and the public have a long collective memory for such things.
Why Labour MPs Can’t be Seen on Picket Lines
What is the motivation behind Starmer’s decision to punish MPs for joining picket lines?
No More ‘Silly Season’? Has News Reporting in the Summer Changed Forever?
We look at recent news stories in the press and ask if the traditional summer ‘silly season’ is in decline or gone forever.
The First Step is the Hardest – How Not to Procrastinate
EXPERIENCE | Helpful practical advice to overcome trepidation and rampant procrastination to start getting things done.
1% Pay Rise for NHS Staff Is Insulting. But What About Care Workers?
EMPLOYMENT | Care workers are responsible for vulnerable members of society, so why is the care sector always not getting the same media attention as the NHS?
10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Carers
SOCIETY | Social care workers do amazing things for the most vulnerable members of society, but how much do you know about them?
When Is Sport Not Sport?
SPORT| Darts, snooker, chess; Some say they’re sport, others say theatre. But who is right?
In Debt Thanks To Universal Credit (A Story of Universal Credit)
EXPERIENCE / “Alex” and “Sanda” may be fictional but their struggles with Universal Credit certainly aren’t.
Violence on Television: A Debate For the 21st Century
SOCIETY / The Golden Age of drama or the Golden Age of Sick? A debate for the 21st century.
Can Snooker’s Perennial Almost-Man Change the Narrative
SPORT / He’s finally won another major title but is Judd Trump ready to swap titles for his record as snooker’s perennial almost-man?
Town Me and Country Me
LIFESTYLE| Has this town mouse finally gone native? Can he survive his new off grid life?
Our Rural Life – Odd Exciting and Heart Breaking
EXPERIENCE| Recounting the days when this city dweller reluctantly went rural.
I discuss how my new found joy of blogging is helping me discover and enjoy new possibilities
Escaping the Sunday afternoon Blues
If all else fails and you find yourself falling into a protracted state of almost Monday-ness, why not try one of my favourite ways to enjoy a Sunday afternoon, and avoid the long, dark teatime of the soul.
Writers Bunk. A chip off the old writer’s block.
EXPERIENCE / Some call it writers block. I call it procrastination. A good writer is an expert at procrastination, so how good am I?
Just the Usual Blog-Standard?
I think I’m struggling to find an audience. Is there an appetite for my way of blogging?
Blogging Ain’t Easy, Man
How hard is writing a blog? Well it depends…
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