Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bonfire of the vanities

I hear that Julian Assange could be holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for a whole year.  Well, that’s a very long time to think up an escape plan….or even dig a tunnel to freedom…Wonder what’s on his mind… Julian … Continue reading

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The Lion of Essex

This is definitely more of a quiet purr, than a silent rant….But, as everywhere I look the Lion of Essex is being discussed — if not actually sighted! — I thought I’d add a kitty ditty of my own.  If truth … Continue reading

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Julian, Julian

This morning The Times columnist Matthew Parris described the Julian Assange story as God’s gift to journalists in the summer silly season.  And the Wikileak founder’s ‘sojourn’ in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is a tremendously silly situation that — as … Continue reading

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Russian Revolution

Haven’t the despots of Russia learnt anything over the years?   Have they not gotten around to employing an army of PR consultants to bolster their military might like the western world?  It would seem not….Vladi Putin still thinks it’s enough … Continue reading

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Olympic Dreams and Nightmares

I wrote this poem just hours before the start of the Olympics.  It came to me in a flash while doing a spot of exercise – highly appropriate.  And now, as we approach the end of the first week, I … Continue reading

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