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Month: May 2011

Fifty Years On – Alan Shepard

I learned something today, something that is as much a signpost to my own ageing process as anything I’ve yet experienced. I learned something that everybody who is lucky enough to advance in age finds out. It is not so much that I have a vivid memory of an event that happened 50 years ago, […]

Good Riddance bin Laden

Ding-dong, Osama bin Laden is dead. Hell has one more occupant tonight than it did before May 1st. Like most Americans, I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time, for bin Laden to be “brought to justice”. Like many Americans, I find myself feeling a little cheated that we don’t get to see […]