Between books

Between books, what do I do? Between books, I write: short stories, more books… I love writing. I keep going back to things I haven’t finished. I get new bits of inspiration every now and then. Since I last posted, I have written a short story about what...

Compulsory creativity may be coming

Compulsory creativity may please the government Compulsory creativity would have to happen if current proposals become law. Ministers plan to include the celebration of British values in proposals for new media laws. Former minister John Wittingdale said in September...

The British Empire: the root of racism?

The British Empire is still controversial The British Empire is a glorious achievement in the opinion of many, whilst others see it only in a negative way. A recent documentary Empire State of Mind by Sathnam Sanghera looked at it from the point of view of a British...

Genocide is the right word

Genocide and the holocaust are in the news ‘Genocide’ got Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, into trouble at COP26. because he said climate change could cause many deaths and people would blame today’s world leaders. He likened the situation...

Matthew – a short story

Matthew the Priest ? Matthew was always going to be a priest. His father was a fisherman who had made a lot of money and owned his own boat. Later he acquired another boat and all his sons worked both boats, in cheerful competition. However, there was one clever one...