Dear Reader. This blog is a mixture of recent news but also under the *musings* tag I've gathered together some of my writings that have been scattered across the web on various sites, including the collection of blog 'postcards' I wrote from New York back in 2009, and other bits and pieces. My most read piece, "History of Hip (Reflections on Pain and Comfort)" from 2015 is now here too, as well as "April", a posthumous portrait of my mother and the self-explanatory "Dealing with the Critics". Welcome and I hope you enjoy having a thoroughly good read. I'm so happy they finally have a home.