Wednesday 2 February 2022



"What you are is determined not by a cheery self-assessment of the ‘real you’, still less by what you want for yourself, but by what you have done."

Andrew Mckie reviewing a book by William Trevor in the Spectator

"Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else." Hilaire Belloc

"Christians have killed each other, quite persuaded/That all the apostles would have done as they did." Byron's Don Juan


  1. Essentially, Google Search has become an online prison library.

    Fortunately, there are a few alternatives to Google Search, although not as many as one might think. In fact, there are currently only two real alternatives to Google Search.

    These two alternatives are Microsoft Bing and Russian Yandex.

    The fact that Microsoft as a monopolistic corporation and Yandex as a Russian provider are offering more or less uncensored search results is somewhat ironic, and both of them may have their own reasons for doing so. But these are currently the only real alternatives to Google.

  2. Israel is the only industrial nation with a fertility rate above replacement.