‘Fact’ and ‘truth’ is not always the same thing. With corporate monopoly of mass media, consummate liars in high places and wealth applied to manipulate public perception, it has never been more urgent for writers to tackle this issue. There
Our folk tales have survived for millennia. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ was told 5,000 years ago*, its moral wisdom more than ever relevant today. My last blog post revealed true facts from around the same period in an ancient Irish
Archaeologists’ new findings confirm facts in an ancient Irish myth. In what some see as our post-truth world, the word ‘myth’ has become entangled with ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative fact’ as a term of disparagement. A dangerous misunderstanding of myth.
Being Manx by birth and heritage, I saluted ‘Themselves’, the ‘Little People’ or the Faery Folk of the Isle of Man, for their benevolence during this journey – my first return to the island in thirty years. And Manannan Beg
After surviving that 25-hour flight from New Zealand to Heathrow, I headed straight to the beautiful city of Winchester and relaxed for a day in the Royal Winchester Hotel’s terrace garden which my room overlooked. Good food and a comfortable