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Just Google it

6 March, 2017 (20:02) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

Way back in the misty long ago, when the world was young and access to knowledge was mediated by either books or a 56k modem that made funny noises as it hogged the telephone line, I read about a new-fangled thing called Google search. I’m almost sure I first read of it in New Scientist, […]

We are rooted, we are your children

3 January, 2017 (10:35) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

We went out for a stroll yesterday, a start to working off the festive chocolate glut. It wasn’t a huge walk, just three miles alongside the Union Canal from Ratho, but it was enjoyable. It’s a while since I/we’ve been there. Some new houses and a marina on one side of the bridge caught me […]

Winding Down the Year (2)

31 December, 2016 (19:02) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

Happy 2017 to all (?) my readers. Resolutions: (i) Be kind (ii) Look for beauty The rest will be what it will be.

Winding Down the Year (1)

30 December, 2016 (11:21) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

As 2016 crawls off to the knacker’s yard, I’ve had this running around my head:

China Diary

29 September, 2016 (22:02) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

Some reflections on our recent visit to China can be found to the top right of the page (click ‘China 2016’). Alternatively, go here.


14 August, 2016 (12:17) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

A quick punt for a new post on my other blog. Also, I submitted two stories to a new magazine looking for pieces for its first issue. I’ll say more when I hear if they have been accepted or rejected.

I’m No Fan of Theresa May, But…

13 July, 2016 (17:23) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

One of the stranger aspects of the past few days has been the number of times I’ve found myself saying: “I’m no fan of Theresa May, but…” And it is true: I am no fan of Theresa May. And yet I do find myself saying and writing it, in part because (without wishing to be […]

Drive-by Posting

7 May, 2016 (19:42) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

I’ve been in Spain for most of the week. Alas it was work not play, but a change is as good as a rest and all that. Two good things came out of the trip: I read Edna O’Brien’s A Pagan Place which I loved. I got home to find I live in a constituency that […]

Plus ca change

17 April, 2016 (23:56) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

In 1970s East Kilbride town centre was a pub called The Tower. It later became “My Father’s Moustache” (I know) and is now, I believe, once again The Tower. Anyway, The Tower was the place to go for live music which, in the late seventies, was always heavy music (not Metal: Metal hadn’t been invented […]


27 March, 2016 (21:03) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

An old college contemporary of mine, now a vicar, posted a sermon on his blog earlier which set me thinking. This is NOT a direct reply to Tony, just some thoughts occasioned by reading his words, which concerned the impact of the short ministry of Jesus compared to that of longer lived classical philosophers. Our […]