Poppycock!

Recent news headlines have reminded me of this expression, hardly ever heard these days.  It means “nonsense, rubbish, meaningless” etc., and is possibly a legacy from the days of the British army officers in India.  A storm in a teacup, is how I view Mr. Cherry's recent diatribe respecting the Remembrance Day Red Poppy. A …

Hope springs eternal

It has been (yet) another difficult week of trying to avoid “breaking news” from around the world.  Investigative reporting appears to be a thing of the past.  Instead, we have “fake” or manufactured news that is amplified and regurgitated through social media channels.  Political correctness, or lack of it provides additional fodder to “journalists” who …