Hello friends. For some years I have posted online as ‘Brother Burrito’, a dopey donkey with a wry eye. It all started when I witnessed the comments flying around on various newspaper discussion boards, something akin to a bar-room brawl. I felt drawn to stick my hoof in and found it to be a very stimulating pastime which I could pick up or let drop at any time of the day or night. Like one does, I began to make friends anonymously with strangers of similar hues and views, and a few enemies too. You really can’t please all of the people all of the time.

I learned a lot and my vocabulary, grammar and punctuation improved massively. You see I had been a literary minimalist previously: I barely read or wrote anything apart from some dry articles in medical journals or scrawling a few words and abbreviations galore in patient’s notes.

Anyway, to cut a long and tedious tale to the quick, I have set up my new online home, and will post my past and future musings here instead of to Facebook.

After enough years of contributing to various blogs, I thought I should set up  my own website where I can write and re-post stuff without embarrassing anyone but myself.

This blog is not a stream of consciousness, nor even a rill of rancour. It is, I hope, a rivulet of reflection, reasoning, and rhetoric.

(Yes, I have been thrashing the thesaurus alliteratively a bit too much!)

In case nobody visits, I have prepared a press release:

“Your non-visiting and non-reading of this blog is hugely appreciated by me in fact.

I am one of those few critters that actually thrives in a vacuum, and dies under a spotlight.

It has been lovely not knowing you all! No, really!”

Otherwise, don’t be a stranger! Feel free to comment. You’re all very welcome!