Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Tag Archives: heroes

Oct
11
2015

I’ve seen Winston from both sides now

I know about all the setbacks and and the successes. I know all the great put downs (Lady Astor: “If I were your wife, I’d put poison in your coffee.” Churchill: “If I were your husband, I’d drink it.”). I know all the speeches. … Continue reading

Oct
5
2011

Love what you do

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love … Continue reading

Jun
2
2011

Paul Scholes is Retiring Too

I’ve played in a Sunday league for about 6 years now. We had a good few seasons a couple of years back. We were unbeaten in two of them. That’s all hard to remember now though and we have barely … Continue reading

May
12
2011

Don’t you get me wrong

I’m contemplating promoting Jesus Christ Superstar to Best Movie of All Time. I’m not sure Rick would approve though.

May
5
2011

In Our Times

I’m reading the biography of Winston Churchill by Max Hastings and I’m also following along with The Orwell Diaries on RSS. I’m at a similar point in both stories and what strikes me most forcefully is how bleak those times … Continue reading

Oct
25
2010

In a Cemetery

In one of the universe’s subtle attempts to mess with me, my grandmother died yesterday on the same day that I finished this painting – Girl Seated in a Cemetery by Delacroix. In another week or so, I’ll be standing … Continue reading

Apr
10
2010

It Changed My Life – Book Three

I bought The Golden Treasury of English Verse and a harmonica as my only mementos of civilization when I set off to go backpacking around the world. I’m not entirely sure why though because I couldn’t play the harmonica and … Continue reading

Jan
26
2010

Why Darwin?

[Clearing out my drafts folder while I wait for my meeting to start and discovered this. Dunno if it’s any good or why I wrote it.] Splendid wrap up of the Darwin Anniversary last year in the London Review of … Continue reading