Strap Lines

I was born in 1962. It was well into my lifetime when corporal punishment was abolished in UK schools and some of the things that happened, even as David Bowie was reinventing himself as Ziggy Stardust, now seem truly shocking. I remember coming home from school in tears after a headmaster had threatened to cane the whole year over something (admittedly something particularly unpleasant and … Continue reading Strap Lines

When Bedford Went to Ottawa

This post was first published on on 28th September 2019. Now reposted here His Twitter followers come and go, at least the vast majority that you either don’t know in real life or interact with to any great extent online. I long ago stopped keeping track of who had followed me or unfollowed me, but it was nonetheless a very pleasant surprise, a few … Continue reading When Bedford Went to Ottawa

Out of Body Experiences

This piece was written for Smutathon 2019 on 28th September 2019 and originally posted on . Please visit the site if you haven’t already. There is a lot of fabulous content. Many years ago, in a student bar, a friend asked a strange question “Why do you have to transport your body when you want to go anywhere?” We laughed. I mean, the answer … Continue reading Out of Body Experiences