Chess: A game it’s impossible to win at gracefully.

No man has yet said ‘Mate!’ in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious.

Television?

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it. — C.P. Snow Journalist, Publisher and Politician (1846 – 1932) And was Mr Snow right? No, I love it. Even in this age of mobile devices, etc. I still enjoy watching ‘telly’. Though I have just realised that this of…

It’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock…

“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.” “Why, what did she tell you?” “I don’t know,…

You are extremely offensive, young man.

“You are extremely offensive, young man.” — Judge Willis “As a matter of fact, we both are, and the only difference between us is that I am trying to be, and you can’t help it.”— F.E. Smith As a young man, FE Smith was a lawyer famed for his wit. He went on to become Solicitor-General…

Relax

We’re making the same mistakes we made 1,000 years ago.
So they must be the right ones. So relax.