David Aitken

Vocabulary of the Virus – David Aitken

Certain words and phrases spring into prominence during emergencies. For the past year we have been subjected to sound bites on breakfast TV and tiers...

Give Blood and Get Wine!

I once gave blood in France, in the town of Nancy in Lorraine, or was it two other women, I can't remember.  I was...

Another Lost Generation? David Aitken

Thanks to coronavirus -- and I mean no thanks to coronavirus -- we look like finding ourselves succeeded by a new lost generation.  Succeeded...

Standing Room Only

By David Aitken I was almost trampled under hoof by a milkman's horse this morning as I walked along a road in my hometown.  At...

A Plague on All Our Houses

There have been worse pandemics, although not for us, of course. The Black Death in the 14th century killed 75-200 million people.  Little wonder it...

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