David Aitken

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Are All Contradictions Pleasing?

There is a sinister saying in Scotland, "I could murder a fish supper," and an even worse one, "I would kill for a battered...

Where Did You Get That Hat? by David Aitken

Hats were commonplace before 3000 BC.  One of the earliest known hats was worn by a Bronze Age man called Otzi -- was his...

Strange Things Happen to Normal People

By David Aitken A normal person -- that's me, by the way -- is often flummoxed by the unusual events that occur around him.  Travelling...

Can We be Sure of Anything Now?

By David Aitken I won't really understand much of what I am about to write, so perhaps if you do, you might kindly explain it...

Is the Blame Game Politically Correct? by David Aitken

It seems the man in the street must now be referred to as "the average person."  That doesn't apply to me and you, of...