Save Japan’s whales, kill the politicians

Japan has just announced that it's leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunting in July 2019. As a middle-class, white British national living a privileged life of questionable significance in Britain, my opinion on the matter of Japanese whaling is of no real importance whatsoever. I have only been to Japan once, as a …

Wandering the Sussex hills

To the disappointment of every tabloid journalist in the UK, the late May bank holiday was not a 'total washout' as predicted. These are from today's walk around Lullington Heath 🙂

Vegas is hyperreality: I think I passed Elton John in a casino but it might not have been him and it doesn’t matter anyway

That's the thing about Vegas. It's hard to tell what's real and what's not.  The portly man in a baseball cap wading through throngs of tourists in the neon-flashing halls of Caeser's Palace may well have been Elton John. Why not? According to the giant billboard outside, he was scheduled to perform at the hotel that weekend. Then …