Monthly Archives: October 2018

In Loco Parentis

A few days back in Free Stuff From Daddy, I thought I’d at last got a handle on Trump Derangement Syndrome. I wrote: For a lot of people, mostly on the Left, the state is a parent. It’ll provide security … Continue reading

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Disempowering The People

Something I noticed a day or two back: ‘Lecturing people about smoking and drinking doesn’t work’ – warns Cumbria health boss Colin Cox, director of Cumbria County Council, said that putting pressure on people to change their lifestyles could do … Continue reading

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Free Stuff From Daddy

I’ve been wondering for the past couple of years about the Trump Derangement Syndrome that seems to afflict a lot of Americans (and maybe not just Americans). I don’t understand it. Why can’t they just get over the fact that … Continue reading

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The Campfire

A couple of articles I came across yesterday. The first was Could Cigarette Smoking Be The Right Career Move? What is it about sharing a cigarette that accelerates human bonding? Whether it’s outside an office building or a bar, people who … Continue reading

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Storm Callum

Storm Callum is upon us today, here in England. And it is indeed pretty wet and windy right now. But I’m wondering why these weather systems are increasingly being given names. Do they need to be given names? To give … Continue reading

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Solidarity

I almost met her at Stony Stratford. I was sat at a table with a beer and a cigarette, and she passed by my table, and said “Hi Frank,” as she sailed on by. But that’s what Stony Stratford was … Continue reading

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Imaginary New Worlds

I’ve been constructing an imaginary new world over the past few days. It’s one in which the last ice age had ice extending from the North Pole to the Tropic of Cancer. It’s a vision of the world that came … Continue reading

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