Battle over a Urinal: is it a Gender Issue?

Art Galleries, Art Books, Art Critics ascribe the signed and dated urinal, Fountain, as the work of Marcel Duchamp, the French-American artist and creator of ‘Ready-Made’ art. Only cursory research is necessary to realise that neither statement should be accepted at face-value. A rider is required: it is the principally patriarchal art institutions and male…

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Does Blue Monday increase the blues?

Today I received lots of emails from companies I shop with.The subject matter were things like: ‘you don’t need to be blue’, ‘we can help stop you feeling blue’, you probably know the sort of nonsense I mean. I didn’t have a clue what it was about. Until I logged into the BBC News. There…

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Sussex Saga: a passive protest

Well the news is in and I can only respond with a Passive Protest. The Queen’s statement following the ‘Sandringham Summit’ appears to be offering everything the Sussexes want. Let me re-phrase that, everything Ms Markle wants. Now I cannot fathom which of two reasons would have led the Royal Family (vis The Queen, Prince…

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Just because all you hear is mindless chirping, ignore the cattle at your peril

Politicians should learn to listen to the people. “Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants…

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Annoying News Items: is it just me?

To clarify, it is not the actual News item. It is the ‘facts’ they use to support it. Today I read a News item about buying medication online. It is, potentially, a very dangerous thing to do and should be discouraged. Actually, it should be stopped. It can ruin lives. The drug in question was…

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