Connery vs. Craig: The infographic

Connery vs. Craig: The infographic

If you cannot remember who was the better Bond, this infographic should help to jog your memory.

In the Bright Midwinter

In the Bright Midwinter

A poem inspired by Christina Rossetti’s In the Bleak Midwinter, and by a sunny day in late December.

The Tao of Iain M. Banks’ Culture

The Tao of Iain M. Banks’ Culture

In his Culture novels, Iain M. Banks depicted a utopian society which has a ‘way’ and a sense of destiny akin to those found in religion. The second of these novels, The Player of Games, illustrates how Banks’ atheism did not stop him believing that certain moral values will inevitably prevail.

Blaming the Victims of Terror

Blaming the Victims of Terror

Western apologists for radical Islamic terror should stop blaming the victims, and start addressing the perpetrators and supporters of terror who live in the West.

I also convinced myself that plastic toys were a good investment. When I bought these, Apple shares were trading at $1.86.

The Rebel Alliance Won… Didn’t They?

The new Stars Wars film is clearly reiterating themes from the original trilogy – but can a really good story depend on a narrative of endless war?

Sunshine in the Autumn Forest

Sunshine in the Autumn Forest

The leaves turn, half way through nature’s year.
Growth foreshadows decline; the sun bows lower.
Dappled by barer branches, but it still shines.

Poems

In the Bright Midwinter

In the Bright Midwinter

A poem inspired by Christina Rossetti’s In the Bleak Midwinter, and by a sunny day in late December.

Audio

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…