Kayaking the Trent

27 Feb

With today forecast as the last day of this gorgeous if worrying weather, I took the kayak out for the first time since the Norfolk Broads in August. I put in at Trentlock, where the Erewash Canal joins the Trent … Read More »

Caitlin says …

25 Feb

I may have to start a regular feature with this as the generic title. Caitlin Johnston is too damn quotable not to! Here she is today: Everyone knows on some level the US government has a consistent and indisputable track … Read More »

Spring in Britain

23 Feb

It’s worryingly early and, with temperature highs of eighteen centigrade – that’s close to sixty-five fahrenheit for oldsters like me – uncommon warm. But that’s no excuse for not getting out to enjoy the upside. Today around Attenborough and River … Read More »

A Facebook debate on Venezuela

22 Feb

Let’s cut to the chase. Most people, Western intelligentsia very much included, fail to grasp the nature of imperialism (see economics of imperialism and two minute guide to imperialism). This is understandable. We’ve been raised from infancy on the benignity … Read More »