Musings From The Padded Cell

One Wheel On My Wagon

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz Another blast from the past here with Chapter 16 from Fifty Not Out the third in my trilogy that somehow failed to take the world by storm. Four middle-aged friends take a bike ride…a long one.

How To Commit Career Suicide

Immersed as I have been in The Trumpit for the last few weeks, it’s time to take a leaf out of the BBC’s book and rehash a few old repeats from the archives. Perhaps you’ve never read my books – few have – so here is Ch.22 entitled “Dead Man Walking” from It’s Only A […]

How I Found The Scruffy

This article is in the revamped Trumpit magazine which will be out early next week at various outlets around Idle and Thackley. Plus my mum will have loads too!

Barney And The Prickly Bush

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche

The Return Of Horace

“The only good thing about that decision, Gatt, is that I’ll get tea before you.” Graham Gooch, ex-England captain reflects stoically on a poor umpiring decision.

Sky Makes Bid For The Trumpit!

“From the beginning on, newspapers have prospered for one reason: giving readers the news that they want.” Rupert Murdoch A brief one this week as I separated out my latest rant at the social engineers and do-gooders screwing up the game of cricket for all concerned. You can find that one here.

The Lost Spirit Of Cricket

“A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.” Richie Benaud

North Bradford Media War!

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Mary Pickford Barely a month to go now before the first edition of The Trumpit in it’s new format is published. And out of the blue comes forth a […]

The Grim Reaper Visits The Scruffy

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Only The Lonely

“No road is long with good company.” Turkish Proverb