Musings From The Padded Cell

Lessons Of The Past.

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
Martin Luther King.

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A Bromance In The Air?

"One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government." Donald Trump … [Continue reading]

Guest Article – The True Spirit Of Cricket by Martin “Molly” Molyneux

"I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people's ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That's the only thing we see as talent. Things like … [Continue reading]

Dedicated To The Proud Artist.

"Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it." Donna Leon … [Continue reading]

Idle Life And Sacrifice.

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." Saint Augustine A note this week to two parents, thousands of miles away, perhaps wondering about their boy in a foreign land. … [Continue reading]

Welcome To Bradford.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx In 2015 I wrote an article that upset the poor little local Labour Party. … [Continue reading]

Free School – For Who?

"The old emphasis upon superficial differences that separate peoples must give way to education for citizenship in the human community." Norman Cousins A bit deep that one to start with but you might get my drift...read on... … [Continue reading]

It’s Wagyu Sir!

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy More murky goings on at City Hall last week with two stories in the local rag on the same day which tended to suggest a … [Continue reading]

The Golden Age Of The Idiot.

“Stay away from dumb, gentlemen.” Coach Eric Taylor from the fictional Friday Night Lights. Conclusive proof - were it ever needed - that Hapless Hinchcliffe and the Crony Gang are readers of Idlelord. … [Continue reading]

Memories For Sale.

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis Many years ago, a few of us had a shared fairy tale of playing for England, cricket preferably but football would do, infact tiddlywinks would have been okay. … [Continue reading]