Do I love animals?

I have mentioned my love of horses, but some people have asked if they are the only animals I am fond of. The answer is that I have always loved all animals.  Some make better pets than others.  Over the centuries, dogs, cats and horses seem to have adapted to our...

When and how do you use your brain?

A few months ago I joined a webinar for writers.  As expected, I got a little out of some sessions, more out of others and a great deal from some. One new idea I heard was about how to get the most out of your brain. A lot of participants had said that it was...

Who is above the Law?

There have been unusual clashes recently between the government and the judiciary on both sides of the Atlantic this year already.  Is the government above the Law? Here it was over the need for Parliament to explicitly agree to the commencement of the process for...

Is there such a thing as ‘Secret History’?

I have just discovered that I am not alone in being irritated by the titles of TV programmes such as The Secret History of… when the content reveals nothing that was a secret.  Very occasionally there are discoveries of secret papers, but usually all the...