The Golfers of Caerbannog

Though we are still living in a very restricted society in terms of work, travel, and recreation, one thing that has already returned to normal is golf. While most sporting activities are still out of the question, the good-walk-spoiled around a manicured swathe of former countryside has been permitted once again for the last couple … Continue reading The Golfers of Caerbannog

Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

My first ever post on a Wednesday in February in the Year of the Pig

The overly-long title of this piece is deliberately abstruse, and effectively meaningless. It is an exaggerated example representative of the proliferation of empty and uninformative statistics we regularly stumble across. Admittedly, I seem to mostly encounter this in the realm of sports broadcasting. During the weekend that just passed, I heard one example that prompted … Continue reading My first ever post on a Wednesday in February in the Year of the Pig