Till the Cows Come Home

There hasn't been a review of a book appear round these parts in quite a while.  It's not been for the want of investing energy in attacking the pile of 'must read' books by the side of my bed - hopefully I will get around to reviewing them soon.  But as soon as I had … Continue reading Till the Cows Come Home

Late Junction – we must not lose this connection

Radio is my best friend.  I know it is the same for many people. BBC Radio is a particular treasure.  Having worked as a press officer in BBC Radio back in the mists of time, I know all too well of the public service mission that the various stations have a duty to deliver, as … Continue reading Late Junction – we must not lose this connection

Real Bread – is flour, water and salt really poetry, science, history – or politics?

To mark the start of "Real Bread Week" (23rd Feb - 3rd Mar 2019),  I did everything in my power to pass on the 'sourdough bug' to my 10 year old niece Olivia. I'm not sure whether sourdough baking is more poetry or science - looking after the starter culture; autolysing the dough; the rhythms … Continue reading Real Bread – is flour, water and salt really poetry, science, history – or politics?

Resist!

Over the last few months, I’ve had cause to concentrate my focus on the theory and practice of turning protest into power, to an extent that I probably haven’t done since the mid-90s. The campaigns-related side of public relations, and best ways of developing effective strategies are obviously things which have dominated my time as … Continue reading Resist!