Musings From The Padded Cell

Slogged To Death

The new cricket season is fast approaching as those of us reminding ageing bodies of the unique demands of this most maverick of games will testify, winter nets now in full swing.

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Down The Aisle

"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water." Franklin P. Jones … [Continue reading]

The Trumpit

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell … [Continue reading]

To Patronise

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston S. Churchill … [Continue reading]

On Saturday Afternoons.

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John F. Kennedy … [Continue reading]

Liars All

"In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn … [Continue reading]

Care In The Community

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama XIV … [Continue reading]

Guest Article – The Rants Of Chairman Molly

“England’s always expecting. No wonder they call her the Mother Country.” Fred Trueman … [Continue reading]

Normal Service Is Resumed

“Normal is an ideal. But it’s not reality. Reality is brutal, it’s beautiful, it’s every shade between black and white, and it’s magical. Yes, magical. Because every now and then, it turns nothing into something.” Tara Kelly … [Continue reading]

Bradford Born, Bred And Still Here!

"A city at the end of one kind of life, waiting for another to begin." Biographer Andrew Motion referring to Hull poet Phillip Larkin's description of his home town. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their … [Continue reading]