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Archive for January 2013


January 27, 2013

This is Nshila talking. Remember that I am fiction. I am trying to increase my witchdoctor skills by examining past successes and adding some discipline. I need a method. In the great Evolution v. Creation debate there are theorists who talk about Intelligent Design. They say that an effect produced by evolution is going to […]


January 26, 2013

A headline in the paper screams about a need to END AUSTERITY, and urges the government to develop a PLAN B for economic recovery. No positive suggestion, of course, about what it might be. I doubt if real recovery will happen till we rediscover the spirit of looking to our own resources rather than expecting […]


January 19, 2013

The category WITCHPOWER  is distinct from other categories on this blog. It is written by Chris Elgood but the ‘I’ in it is Nshila Ileloka, heroine of his three books. I am fictional. But he had such fun creating me that he wants to develop my skills further and thinks he can do so by having […]


January 17, 2013

The big speech is due. I wish he would offer a dramatic, romantic, realistic picture of the sort of EU in which the UK would be an enthusiastic member. There has been too much about what we don’t want. If we offered a clear positive vision of what we do want, we might find plenty […]


January 15, 2013

Present concerns about the state of the UK and it’s competitiveness lead one to worry about eductation. We have a minister who obviously wants to improve it but we don’t see much dialogue about why children and young people should want to learn. In underdeveloped countries people are desperate to go to school. Why? Because […]


January 12, 2013

More in UK media about us and Europe. Lots of arguments about what might or might not happen if we stayed or got out. Nobody really knows. If we had a referendum today I would vote for OUT and have one over-riding reason. The end goal for many Europhiles is political union. That’s the road they […]


January 8, 2013

I am interested in witchcraft because the heroine of my three books is a witchdoctor and consultant assassin. I want to make her as credible as possible and I therefore research the subjects. Sensible research has to include the opposition, so I read books and posts by skeptics, who don’t believe in the supernatural and […]


January 5, 2013

The C of E is in the news again because of a report that Gay Bishops are now OK. Perhaps we should go back in time and ask why homosexuality was controversial. Answer, because it removed people from the breeding population, and a tribe needed to keep numbers up. The internet gives me news about […]