Not in Our Name: Saying No to the Muslim Ban

At the end of our Liverpool working day we leave our workplaces and travel through our city to meet, because we have something to do, something to say. Through our city of immigrants, our city of arrivals. We are all of us arrivals here. Through our mixture of cultures and places. Through the richness of […]

In Defense of Free Speech?

Today I was in town keeping an eye on the place. Nothing unusual in that you might think. For some self-appointed reason that’s the kind of thing I do. But today I was there looking for fascists and making sure, in so far as I could, that they did no harm. All week a particualrly […]

On Penny Lane: In Remembrance

I’ve written on here before about Remembrance. Earlier this year in ‘The Great Silence’ I wrote about how the ideas for the grave of the Unknown Warrior and and the Great Silence were had, not by Generals or Prime Ministers, let alone Royalty, but by ordinary people. In so far as you can ever call […]

A modest plot of Earth

On Wednesday evening this week we celebrated Sarah’s birthday on her own modest plot of Earth, her allotment that she’s been renting from the City Council for fourteen years or so now. We’ll return to see how the celebrating went later in the post. The next day we set out to continue celebrating Sarah’s birthday […]