Merry Yule

I’m a cynic about many things, and Christmas is far from the lowest item on that list. However, if nothing else, it’s a time to forget about work for a day or two and make the most of your family and friends. So to all readers of The Word, a happy...

A brief interruption in the interrupted service

I apologise for the extended gap in posts here at The Word. I did warn you all that postings would be infrequent at best, but I was hoping for slightly more than none in three weeks. However, the internet access in China was even less evident than last time I was...