A Shortfall of Bacon

  I WAS meditating, as I often do after breakfast, on the shortfall in the overall throughput of bacon, when my hand happened to light on the works of Lord Verulam. This man, Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St Albans, passed in his day for a person of considerable states- manlike sagacity. He was made … Continue reading A Shortfall of Bacon


Heath, Wealth, Etc

WE WERE talking - rather loudly, I expect - about disease, poverty and ignorance, those notorious causes of war, when the very large man from the next table suddenly loomed over us. ‘Excuse me gents,’ he boomed. ‘Couldn’t help overhearing what you were saying.’ ‘Not at all,’ we said. HE TOOK a chair. ‘ ’Tain’t … Continue reading Heath, Wealth, Etc