Gates and Jobs, that is. After decades of working exclusively on PCs, laptops and Microsoft products I took the plunge and placed an order for a MacBook Pro. The decision’s… Read More

The remaining country in the UK to allow hare coursing, Northern Ireland, voted in the assembly on June 22 to ban the bloodsport. The narrow vote — 23 – 18 —… Read More

The Hastings Environs and Rye Bay Vegans/Veggies group met yesterday for our occasional monthly vegan get-togethers. The theme of yesterday’s meal was the 1970s. So, the menu consisted of sausages… Read More

Burger Queen by Will Self The other afternoon I was cycling up the Mall when the Queen emerged from the gates of Buckingham Palace, so plumply erect in her customised… Read More

Suddenly you wake up one day to discover there are five — not three — baby Herring Gulls! I took this photograph early this morning. It’s possible that there were… Read More

Cheap food isn’t as cheap as it would appear, as Felicity Lawrence writes in “Free choice isn’t healthy for the food industry’s menu” in The Guardian recently. Further, the real… Read More

As part of the preparation to writing my book, Animal Dharma, I have been researching Mary Ellen Wilson. She was the young girl in Manhattan in the late 1870s who… Read More

In what must qualify as “Stupid Comment of the Millenia” a senior Iranian cleric reportedly declares a fatwa against dogs. A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are “unclean” and… Read More

I will be the guest on the Animal Rights Zone on Saturday, June 19. The Animal Rights Zone is dedicated to fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism. It… Read More

Changes have been made to my Web site to bring more into focus the two books I’m currently working on. My first book, Animal Dharma, explores what it means to… Read More

A visit to Swanage in Dorset is incomplete if you don’t ride the Swanage Railway. This charity runs various steam and diesel trains along track between Swanage and Corfe Castle.… Read More

Escaped from the fast-life of Hastings Old Town to the, er, fast-life of Swanage via the ferry from Poole. I recall going on this very same ferry when I was… Read More