Tag: opinion

A Matter Of Fact

Sometimes a fact can be attacked for being inexact But it is, in fact, inexact to claim that a fact is inexact For then it would not be a fact Because a fact is backed by the exact An unbacked fact is not yet a fact Though it may yet become a fact when it…

Opinion Piece

Though it is accepted wisdom To equate success to fame I’m really not that sorry That nobody knows my name Yes, I’m glad that I’m not famous I’m happily unknown Anonymity quite suits me I’m sure I’m not alone Of course, I would admit that Fame might well have the odd perk Being wealthy would…

A Short, Inadequate Post About Remembrance

Today is Remembrance Sunday, the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day, which was yesterday. Up and down the country, and indeed all over the world, there will be services to remember those who died in military service during the First World War, as well as those who fell in subsequent wars. It’s a sombre occasion, and…

Artificial Armistice Anger

Today is the 11th November or Armistice day. It’s 99 years since the end of the First World War –  at the time regarded as “the war to end all wars”. There have, of course, been many other significant wars since, so the intense devastation and huge loss of life did not, alas, lead to…