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Since the 1990’s I have remained utterly captivated by John Thaw’s character from the television series Inspector Morse. Naturally flawed, aware of it but seemingly powerless to change, he was the opposite of all the heroes … Continue reading

Field of Dreams

October 8th saw the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change which delivered the most significant warning about the effects of climate change in the last twenty years. Less than … Continue reading

The Currency of Language

I cannot remember when I first became conscious that ambiguity and peculiarity form a part of language, but I have a vague memory of my father, from the depths of a Sunday supplement magazine, advising … Continue reading

News, Blues and Twos

Information is power and those that control or influence it have always wanted to guard their position, meaning they have always been concerned with, rather than committed to, the highest of professional ethics. During the sixties and seventies episodes … Continue reading

Values and Aspirations

For his first few years at nursery and school, my son, when asked what his daddy did for work, would proudly say that he “wears a watch.” He had noticed from an early age that … Continue reading