The bar at the Basketweavers Arms in Brighton. There's something almost magical about a really good pub. When I say "really good", I don't mean the ones with fancy cuisine (top rated in the latest pub food guides) or a vast range of beer, wine and spirits. "Crap pubs" my younger sister Nancy calls many … Continue reading Wonder and Mystery in a Great English Pub
I'm in London - capital of "we have no idea what's going to happen next." This much is certain: Never in recent decades have Britain's intelligentsia and political elite been in such a fog - baffled by Brexit and troubled by Trump. I can't remember a time when so many op-Ed writers end their … Continue reading How Do We Fix It As We Leap Over a Cliff?
Viewing art helps me take a fresh look at the world. Painters do it all the time. They deconstruct the objects, landscapes and people they see - putting them back together again on canvas. Reimagining the world. What a brave and profound thing to do. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would do the same thing … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? After We Smashed the China