The Personal Musings Of Oliver White

Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go… What does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action? Sophie Scholl

With infectious disease, without vaccines, there’s no safety in numbers. Seth Berkley

Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing. Jeffrey Kluger

In very different ways, the possibility that the universe is teeming with life, and the opposite possibility that we are totally alone, are equally exciting. Either way, the urge to know more about the universe seems to me irresistible, and I cannot imagine that anybody of truly poetic sensibility could disagree. Richard Dawkins


The United Kingdom has some odd place names dotted around, no less so than in the south-west, Cornwall. Every time I venture to the British Riviera, I end up taking a second glance at a signpost as I drive along a winding country road. Here…

Cocks & Boobys In Kernow

None of us knows anything, not even whether we know or do not know, nor do we know whether not knowing and knowing exist, nor in general whether there is anything or not. Metrodorus of Chios

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boose

Covid-19 Vaccine

Not even two days after my fortieth birthday I get the text to book my Covid-19 vaccine appointments. Two days! They couldn’t even give me the weekend to absorb and acknowledge my age, they had to remind me two days later. But of course, jabs…

Two Days, Two Freaking Days!

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave. Ivern Ball