The obscure word of the week is flagitious

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is flagitious. It means criminally evil, a word deriving from Middle English and thence Latin, ‘flagitium (‘a shameful crime’). Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this … More The obscure word of the week is flagitious

Reality isn’t just defined by calendar dates. Unfortunately.

There was, I suppose, a universal sigh of relief when New Year 2017 ticked over and the world left the Year from Hell. We do like our arbitrary calendar dates. Reality, of course, seldom conforms to calendar dates. After all, Lemmy Kilmister kicked off the 2016 celebrity die-off just after Christmas 2015. A friend of mine suggested … More Reality isn’t just defined by calendar dates. Unfortunately.

Five star review for ‘Dreadnoughts Unleashed’ – cool!

My recent short book Dreadnoughts Unleashed has picked up its first review – five stars. Very cool! I’ve got high hopes for this one. It’s an experiment in format: eleven essays that run the gamut from the story of the man who invented OMG – Fisher – and the way he took down the British … More Five star review for ‘Dreadnoughts Unleashed’ – cool!