Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

The herding instinct

CNN reports: The Celebrity Mercury cruise ship is returning to port a day early and delaying its next sailing to address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that sickened 350 passengers. The outbreak is the third consecutive outbreak on the ship…

The feminist dystopia

Cristina Odone, in the Telegraph, wrote: I’m sick of the feminisation of politics. If it means having to meet Dave’s mum, Gordon’s auntie and Nick’s granny, give me macho politics any time.  Politicians once needed to prove their trustworthiness, efficiency,…

100 comments!

My semi-betrothed who cries out her own name in climax and whose epitaph reads: My name was writ on Diet Coke … has finally got her butt into gear and reached 100 fine comments.  Ubermouth spends 50% of the time…

Know your cuisine

If a dish was given the following label in each case, what would it be signifying? 1.  a la Florentine 2. Cacciatore 3. Cordon bleu 4. Nicoise 5. Wellington Answers 1. Spinach; 2. prepared with a rich tomato and vegetable…