My Portable Library

This is my portable library. Tim Challies, in his excellent blog, recently shared that he is moving completely to ebooks, in preference to paperback books. His article (which can be found here) explained many of the arguments for and against. Challies is an enthusiast for books. His blog has been mainly concerned with reviewing books…

Victoria Wood

The role call of heroes from my youth who are passing is getting longer and longer in 2016. I don’t normally agree with comments by Ricky Gervais, but his Twitter tribute to Victoria Wood, who died today, got it right. Within Twitter’s 140 characters, Gervais successfully summed up what we all thought about Wood, and…

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Keith Emerson Dies Aged 71

Rock legends from my youth are dropping like flies this year. This morning’s sad news is the passing of the legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson, of the innovative rock trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Young people will not have heard of them. This is because they were from the days when rock musicians could actually play…

David Bowie in Chile

David Bowie Dies

David Bowie provided the soundtrack for a large part of my formative years. I do not have to have liked his lifestyle to think that his music was genius. I will try to get round to a longer article later, and include my favorite Bowie song in that post. For now, here is my second…

Where Birds Eat Horses

Where Birds Eat Horses

The new book is finished and uploaded. The Grand Launch, including book signings, will be during the week beginning September 28th. However, the book will be available before then. A BBC documentary series showed a giant, extinct, supposedly carnivorous bird catching and eating a tiny alleged ancestor of the horse. “This is a world where…