Viva, Barcelona!

'In the beginning was the word' might have been the take on things in the Gospel according to John, but by my calculation, the oldest profession has never had much use for words (other than when haggling over price), and the second oldest profession (mine) has always relied on numbers; in any event, some years…

Fish without an aye?

The only thing I am prepared to learn from this Scottish Referendum¬†lark is that, if you give people an overdose of democracy, their brains come flying out of their ears. By the time some of you read this, the whole farce may well be over - decided one way or the other: the only statistical…

The Good Old Days?

By the time you get to my age (I, just¬†about, remember what I was doing when I heard JFK had been shot), there are not many childhood ambitions you have either not fulfilled or not given up on. I made it to the Volvo, but not President of the United States (an early disappointment reading…