Thoughts of a fly on the bar wall
It is 50 years since I started visiting bars, since then I have sat in more bars, in more places than I want to remember. I have worked behind, cooked in, served in, and managed pubs. I have conversed and argued with painters, Pakis (Ladies and Gentleman from Pakistan if you must), parasites, Parisians, parliamentarians, peers of the realm , perverts, players, pleaders, plebs, plumbers, Poles, poofters, prime ministers and prostitutes. I have written and broadcast about far cities, elegant restaurants, bordellos and mismanaged disasters.
I have heard absolute rubbish, absurd claims, downright duplicity as well as much good sense and enormous doses of reality.
Put it all these conversations together with my last few years thinking, reading and writing about the way we live, about our governance, our mistakes and our future and you get to this blog.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
It is a sad reflection on a country, that is supposedly deeply religious, that the ways of mammon are so ingrained that the needs of humanity are ignored. Some will blame it on poverty but it is the poor that will suffer – in the Philippines the meek will never be allowed to inherit the earth – it already belongs to Beelzebub