To All Potential Deplorables

The noblest fact of democracy is choice. The greatest evil in democracy is choice. So here is what you, Americans, would be turning your back on, degrading, renouncing, if you choose to vote for Trump and give a victory to xenophobia, isolationism and downright close-mindedness. And if political argument can’t sway you, maybe beauty can….

Standing Up For Comedy

  Tolerance. Freedom of speech. Hedonism. Three fundamental pillars to our way of life and civilization. Where these three uniquely meet, work together and blossom best is perhaps surprising: comedy. Hardly an Enlightenment pursuit. Yet it is more vital than we realise. Satire, irony, stand-up comedy; all these forms of humour creep and crawl around…

Poems of Threatened Freedom

The Collector   The caterpillar pupates into chained wings. In the broad, clear sunlight, the collector comes, And the collector wouldn’t come If the butterfly had no wings.   The collector is a wing-less being Lusting to capture those Who have wings in spite of him.     The Path   I am walking in…