Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Trolling Capt Sir Tom

 It has come to light that before his death the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore were aware that he and his achievements were being negatively trolled. The efforts of the vile Trolls was kept from the distinguished old man for fear that it would break his heart.

This is disgusting. Who are these stupid people? So I have decided to add to my growing list of those deserving to be executed and include all those found guilty of dishonouring the memory of this brave trooper.

They will not be missed by decent folk. They are a blight on society. 

Thursday, 11 February 2021


 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned of an “explosion of risk” from criminals using digital technologies.

Could this be how civilised life on earth ends? The spread of the internet throughout the world and the seemingly natural ability of the young, in particular, to exploit every advance in online technology is a great leveller. It seems that each time financial institutions find a new level of security the mischievous and downright criminal find a way round them. 

We are all dependent on the banks to keep our money safe but when people particularly the old and vulnerable find their accounts emptied, panic will set in. Normal order will cease as people, desperate to provide for their families, have no access to cash. House prices will plummet as people realise their net worth is diminishingly small. the people will turn on the Government with confidence in the institutions of state also plumbing new lows. Anarchy will quickly take hold and old grievances will be recalled as people with chips on their shoulders take advantage of the situation. Crime will proliferate and murders escalate. Gangs of the disadvantaged will roam the streets. Never will the phrase 'money (or the lack of it) is the root of all evil' seem more appropriate. 

The irony of it is the newly pilfered money will itself become devalued and worthless leaving the guilty unable to take advantage of their ill-gotten gains.

It is clear that to make a lot of money one should work in the money industries. Never has it been more important for Governments to monitor how they operate and be suspicious of new developments such as cryptocurrency. They wouldn't have been devised for the good of mankind; they were dreamed up to make somebody a lot of money and therefore cause someone to lose money.

Thursday, 4 February 2021

When does 'final' mean final

 When does 'final' mean final?

The Trump and Biden administrations have both indicated that the Supreme Court ruling that Mrs Sacoolas cannot be extradited to the UK to stand trial for the killing of Harry Dunne, is 'final'. But of course it is not 'final' for the family of Mr Dunne and nor is it 'final' for Mrs Sacoolas who has admitted in court her liability. Advised by the US government not to voluntarily return to the UK, she recognises her responsibilities to the Dunne family but she also aware she has a duty of care to her own young family. As has been said many times on this blog, Justice is often an impossible  illusion.

Surely it is not beyond the wit of man to find a solution to this tragedy!

Is it not possible for Mrs Sacoolas to stand trial in a UK court established in the grounds of the British Embassy or other agreed place. 

Is it not possible that a plea bargain might result in a non-custodial sentence allowing Mrs Sacoolas to return to her family. Sadly, Mrs Dunne cannot return to her complete family but she will know that the defendant is not a risk to the public and is unlikely to reoffend. It will, however, bring some sort of closure; a 'final' result that everybody can accept.  

Tuesday, 2 February 2021


 Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips. It is thought to be a problem with the body's auto-immune system. It is most common in the over 70's.

I contracted PMR, overnight, in the New Year of 2020. One night I went to bed with no symptoms and woke the following morning with every muscle in my body aching. Some, around the upper arms, were painful. A quick look on the internet suggested PMR and proposed a solution in the anti-inflammetry prednisolone. It also suggested that in many cases the disease would disappear of its own volition after a year.

Because of other, underlying, conditions I could not take an anti-inflammetry, relying only on paracetamol for pain relief. gradually as the summer moved on to autumn, the regions of pain gradually decreased until only the left arm, the biceps principally, ached.

Now, a year after the condition first appeared I can report that I am free of PMR, exactly as predicted. 

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Trump's Legacy

 He's Gone. The 45th US President put up a largely discredited rear-guard action but in the end he had to go. But what of his legacy?

In a difficult and dangerous world under attack from, for example, epidemics and climate change each Country's well-being may depend on the stature of its leaders. Strong leadership is essential and Trump seeemed to fit the bill when he was faced across the top table with the likes of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping. It will annoy Trump that he was so easily deposed when these others just keep on going despite their records or the wishes of the people. Even Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda manages to retain power in perpetuity. It is because these men hold real power. The question for all US citizens is: is nice Joe Biden tough enough to make America Great Again?

He is described as empathetic but is this what is required when his post demands putting his Country first in all things? His first actions are to join some UN institutions and re-sign the Paris Accord on Climate Change despite the evidence that these have some anti-US bias. From the start, Biden is trying to be all things to all people; to unite the Nation.

Biden has four years to prove he is right or will Americans look back on the Trump era more sympathetically? In four years time one can almost be sure that Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim, Yoweri will still be in power.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Time to invoke the Rule of Two

 The Rule of Two tells us that nature always requires a minimum of two solutions to most problems, if not all. This requirement is a condition of the nature given paradox derived from the there being two, rather than one, square root of one, unity.


The worldwide pandemic caused by Covid19 might offer an opportunity to test this theory as world leaders wrestle with a global threat to humanity. Although vaccines are on stream to counter the current threat there is no certainty that more and deadlier strains will not emerge. It remains to be seen how they will react if the situation deteriorates. At what stage does the world unite against a common foe?

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Apsaras Trilogy

 Are you looking for a good read to entertain you during the lockdowns? Look no further than this compilation of the three full novels of the 'Apsaras' series.

Priced at just 6$ for download to your e reader, this represents excellent value for money giving hours of pleasure. 

Follow Jack Benson's adventures following his founding of a refuge for disadvantaged women in Thailand.

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Friday, 8 January 2021


 This blog once had high hopes of the Trump presidency. It held the possibility of political power moving from the hands of career politicians, those who made a living entirely from the public purse, to a man who had lived and thrived in the real world of commerce. Sadly, he also brought to his office the traditions and misconceptions of a tyrant, incapable of compromise or rational debate.

He was right about one thing, though. That in a democracy electoral fraud is not only possible but exists worldwide and almost certainly was present in this presidential election. The price of failure is now so great that desperate measures are taken even in the most advanced nations, especially when the contest is so delicately balanced.

Biden is said to have won with 52% of the vote. Not a big victory; roughly the same as the British vote taking the Country out of Europe by the same margin. 52% for Brexit. This bi-partite stasis gives rise to heightened tension.

This electoral polarisation amply demonstrates my rule of two which states that any natural system, open for options, will eventually settle down to present just two alternatives.


I suggest that this situation could lead to problems in Democratic countries that will not constrain those such as China and Russia where decision making does not involve prolonged debate. That said, the US experiment with a 'supreme' leader did not end well.

Monday, 4 January 2021


 A report by the Daily Mail suggests that since March 2020, 30,000 cases have been reported of landlords asking or demanding sex in exchange for rent or payment of rent arrears

In a sense, where a voluntary agreement exists, this amounts to bartering, one service for another, but where it is not agreed then the landlord is effectively becoming a pimp and forcing his tenant into prostitution. He is then, effectively, living on immoral earnings. The situation is exacerbated by the pandemic.

Where such cases can be proven can the perpetrators be executed and failing that can they have their properties confiscated and awarded to the victims free of charge.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Bitcoin? What's the point?

 What is the point of Bitcoin? One has heard of it for a few years; people have claimed to make 'real' money trading with bitcoins and the inventor, is said to be worth 6 billion dollars through his holding of bitcoins.

The problem I have with these crypto currencies is that they exist, it seems to me, to make money for a limited few people without actually making anything, providing a meaningful service or exploiting mineral resources. In other words it is a way of making money for making money's sake without having to do any work. It may also be a device for avoiding paying relevant taxes. It is difficult to avoid the suspicion that the motive for the existence of crypto currencies is greed.

As with other schemes such as share trading, (as opposed to share holding) for each successful deal yielding a gain there must be a corresponding loser and most likely it will be someone who can ill afford a loss.