Monthly Archives: January 2016

WONDERFUL WORDS

THE CONTRARIAN   The modern English language dominates the world – it is the international language of commerce, science, politics, navigation, studied as a second language by more than all others put together. It has more than a million recognized … Continue reading

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CROWDED PLANET

THE CONTRARIAN   One of those ‘everybody knows’ things is that there are too many people in the world, sooner or later we will be standing shoulder to shoulder, no place to lay down; the planet can’t produce enough food … Continue reading

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Willies Letter to George

THE CONTRARIAN   WILLY BRANTS DIARY   Willy brought me this letter a few days ago, said if he is going to be published, he might as well get some use out of it.  Here it is An open letter to … Continue reading

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HOW CORN FLAKES WAS INVENTED

      THE CONTRARIAN This is a fictional story, set in 1965.   It starts with a bright young fellow (BYF) entering his bank managers office. “Thank you for taking the time to hear my idea”, he says.  “I … Continue reading

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