Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why


This is a three part series, the next two being Capitalism and lastly, Themism. Nice article on Pajamas Media, courtesy of Lord Somber: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela proves that even an oil-rich exporter can destroy itself with self-imposed socialism.  India progressed…

Learn English by milk

Concerned about the state of education? The Icelanders have come up with the solution – teach it by milk carton. Courtesy Ásta Andrésdóttir [wonder whose daughter she is]: Instead of simply adopting new terms, such as computer, Internet and telephone,…


Posting and visiting might be light until tomorrow evening – working tomorrow and preparing this evening.


Nostalgia within my own lifespan was never really my thing although there are certain milestones, perhaps a piece of music, perhaps the experience itself, perhaps even an inanimate object, which can trigger feelings. Kenny Rogers’ and Dolly Parton’s Islands in…