Hello to Ello: I am a supporter of my town's Member of Parliament, with whom I don't necessarily agree, but who stands out as a shining light in the Westminster Trade. The disturbing result is that I have encountered [on Facebook] a steady stream of hardly-literate, foul-mouthed people who are a relatively new feature of our public life. I don't recall, from political records, report of oafs who gathered in the street to spit on members of other persuasions [My experience goes back to 1945!]
I have lived and worked in six countries, three metropolitan, and have written some stuff that breaks new ground here and there, and sometimes [when lucky] make folks laugh. I served 11 newspapers and six other businesses [I'll mention some "literary" items later if there's any interest, but at present I'm working on some labour-saving gardening ideas. I am most fortunate in my wife Ziba, three wonderful daughters and one beloved niece.