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Definition: A sudden shortness of breath.

Cause: Being overwhelmed by too much stuff, often shiny new stuff, but ALWAYS stuff that we can’t take with us at the very end.


Definition: The slowing down of the flow of traffic to a virtual standstill due to a narrowing of our streets.

Cause: Excessive acquisition of vehicles which have become static and are not actively moving in the way they were originally intended.


Definition: The pretence that the electorate will, at an unspecified time in the future, actually have some meaningful input to the political decisions which will inevitably shape the dystopian future of our increasingly divided society…

Quantity, Quality, Style and Substance

Sure, there’s more paint in a Dulux Factory and more miles of Canal in Birmingham, but Italy has Venice


and the Sistine Chapel…

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

… right?

England: Land of Free TV’s


England: Land of Free TV’s

The Red Pill and the Blue Pill…

The Red Pill and the Blue Pill...

I have three brothers-in-law all three are in their forties. One of them is married (at the time of writing!) and the other two are engaged. The eldest, who is fast approaching his 50th Birthday, has chosen today, Friday 13th (considered as an unlucky day in Western superstition…) to take his prospective bride up the aisle.

Q. At the biblical 11th hour, will he be choosing the Red Pill, or the Blue Pill..?

Decision time

No…! There is a different future…

For Sale “Earth”

Earth for Sale

About the Owner: Approx. 7.2 billion individuals, too few of whom have looked after it…