Slow motion car crash

Canada rarely makes news here in the UK. So, imagine my surprise when Toronto mayor Rob Ford made headlines with his now infamous admission that he smoked crack cocaine… and that he bought illegal drugs in the last year. The bad news keeps accumulating, like a six-car pile-up. The latest? Continue reading

When it all gets too much

A slight digression, in that this post is about me and not about my relationship with an anonymous alcoholic. As some of you may recall, I recently got made redundant, and then re-deployed into a new job. So far, s’ok.

Maybe it’s just new job blues, but I’m really hating it. Who knew creativity could be so tyrannical? Continue reading

Bonfire of the soul

Mask, after Guy Fawkes, one of a group of Catholics who plotted to blow up Parliament in 1605. He was caught, tortured and executed. Today, he has become an icon of protest worldwide, most famously adopted by the Occupy Movement.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot… Continue reading