Musings From The Padded Cell

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.

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

I Feel A Heatwave Coming!

“Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Mark Twain

Seasons In The Sun

“It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” Andy Rooney It’s that time of the year again. But first!

The PC Money Tree

“Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don’t pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering.” John Hawkins

The Failing Of Generations

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.” Billie Jean King


You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. Edwin Louis Cole