Monday, September 24, 2007

Blogging by proxy

Well, after not feeling too bright for a while, I have mustered a bit of energy for these fun e-pursuits. But then I used it all up adding grist to Si's mill. So my tupp'ney bit can be seen here and here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Group-mentality point of reference: anniversaire.

And yet...mostly quiet on that front. I am still here, you are still there. "Maddy" is still missing. And the site of the twin towers will continue to be "Ground Zero". Until we deal with and move on. Probably not by leaving Basra and pretending everything is OK. Nor by ignoring the death of Jean Charles de Menezes - the most potent symptom of any threat to our 'way of life'.

If the last six years haven't been the not-the-end-of-history (and about this I am almost sure), they may yet have been an ideological trough in England.

[Picture: twin towers as smoking guns]

NB: The west is not a hell of hedonistic excess.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Summer Hiatus over.

And back to the daily grind tomorrow. The sun is shining. I have serviced my bicycle. Coventry are top of the league. I've got Ben Folds on the radio. But the nights are closing in...