Let's get to the point. Are there any lesbian bloggers out there who aren't straight, middle-aged, American men?
A Sunday afternoon, and I am listening to Ligeti and wondering whether it was entirely wise of me to have invited the editor of this magazine for dinner.
My birthday. I have now reached the age Goebbels was when he died, although my achievements are fewer. And, thankfully, not in the same line. Still.
Not much doubt about the big news of the past couple of weeks: there are a dozen new words allowed in Scrabble.
Good afternoon. I'm glad you were all able to join me here for a brief presentation on some of the key issues that will be affecting us in the medium term.
Unless you're Osama Bin Laden, it hasn't been a great time to die of late, if you wanted the press to report it to the nation.
I hadn't intended to be co-opted on to a royal street party planning committee. But this is what happens if you live in a small village.
Yuppie flu: the psychosomatic excuse of indolent, middle-class skivers, or a real disease? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), continues to blight millions, but what is it?
I'm in Melbourne, along with half the world's funnymen and funnywomen and a few people passing themselves off as those things. We're all being outsold, though, by a ferocious opponent, in the form of a 3,300-year-old man.
When I was about 11 years old I had a picture of the American flag on my wall.
It seems that when you have just stepped down as president of the Royal Society, life can get a little dull - even if you are still Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, a knight of the realm, then a life peer, Astronomer Roya
The lovely weather combines, unfortunately, with the continuing loss of the shower in the Hovel.
The Peter principle states that employees are promoted to the point where they become incompetent - and there they remain, doing a crap job.
The English passion for gardening, which George Orwell identified (along with bad teeth) as being among our chief national characteristics, has unearthed many writers of unusual talent and scholarship, from Vita Sackville-West
Boy, do the Americans know how to christen a war. Odyssey Dawn is the latest in a theatrical line of military operation monikers.
And it just gets better.
We all try to resist the cliché that, as a nation, we're obsessed with failure but it's hard to miss the glee in the papers when a story comes up like this: a woman in Southwark has failed her driving theory test for the 90th