If you have come to this site deliberately then you know what to expect. If you have arrived accidentally or following other links whilst surfing then let me explain - these are my own ramblings. No trees were destroyed in their production. No harsh words were exchanged with anyone. No stones were turned. There is no need to read between the lines.
There is no overall theme running through this site - it's essentially just a set of fairly random thoughts on things that have caught my imagination in the years since I left gainful employment behind.
You can see the various topics on the menu to the right - I hope you will find something here of interest to you.
There is a tendency to think that 2016 has been a terrible year. Why? Well it's a long list and includes things like:-
And all that without adding a list of things that have happened to each of us in our personal lives that have caused us varying degress of distress or pain.
This is such a bleak list of the way so many people view 2016 that it's hard to argue with the view that the sooner we can be rid of it the better - surely 2017 has to be better, doesn't it?
Well, are you an optimist or a pessimist? A dreamer or a realist? Can things be fixed just because we want them to be, or does something more tangible have to happen to make things 'better'?
Let's "take back control", "make (insert name of country as appropriate) great again", "go back to the way things were", "root out the terrorists", "take back the streets", etc.......
Then, when you are elected and have the responsibility for running things and for delivering on what you promised, try not to look completely gormless as reality kicks in. Try to maintain the appearance of being glad you now have the chance to implement all of those things you said were easy to do, of doing all the things you mocked and insulted those you have replaced for not doing when they had the chance.
Better still, take some time to reflect on the enormity of the challenge you face, gather some good people around you (preferably those who are not going to just agree with everything you say and who can deal with the real world rather than the comic-book creation you have placed before a gullible majority of the voting public), and take your time to develop a plan that will give us all a fighting chance of getting through the mess that will be the next few years. Then let's all hope that the next time the public gets the opportunity to decide who should lead them they can try a little harder to make an informed and intelligent decision about its leaders.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.