I'm not.

Not here, at least.

Twittering is all very well, but a man's more profound needs can't be satisfied by going cheep.

Hence this website.  It is a sort of search-engine-pessimised electronic substitute for all the letters I no longer write to far-flung branches of the family and for all the chats over a beer that I rarely get round to having with friends.

I'm not seeking to secure the ear of a wider audience and I make no apology for the thoroughly domestic nature of what I say.

But anyone's welcome to pull up a chair.

George Barker
Spring 2011