At least two in every port

Blue Monday falls on the third Monday of January. This year, that’s the day after tomorrow. Apparently, Blue Monday is the most miserable day of the year, the day when the accumulated funk of post festive blues, failed New Year’s resolutions and perma-grey weather crash lands to a terminal nadir. The term was invented by … Continue reading At least two in every port

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I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail

As with most kids at the time, Tintin comic books were a big part of my childhood. The worldwide adventures of the young, righteous, brave Belgian reporter and his dog were my own vicarious journeys into real and imagined worlds. I joined Tintin and Snowy in capturing gangsters, uncovering drug-smuggling rings, helping revolutionaries overthrow dictators, … Continue reading I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail

Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality

Women’s March, Take a Knee, Unite for Europe, Thai Puratchi, Liberad a Piolín, March for Science… 2017, it seems, has been a year of protests. Faith in the global leadership plumbed new depths, the planet’s denizens on a near constant spree of placard brandishing. Be it free speech, gender, race, sexuality, environment or culture, diss … Continue reading Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality