It's interesting to think that between last year's referendum and this General Election, the political class will be more historically and constitutionally literate than ever before.
There is a breed of migrant that lands in the Scottish countryside every year, heralding the high point of summer.
In December last year religious leaders from around the world gathered in Rome to sign the Global Freedom Declaration on modern day slavery.
The world, as you must have noticed, is a right strange place.
Women in politics are much in the news: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the UK and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam in Hong Kong.
The recent report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF)on Scotland's crumbling tenements warned that comprehensive work to renovate tenement closes and properties since the 1960s, has almost ground to a halt and suggests urgent solutions now need to be found.
THE WORLD, as you must have noticed, is a right strange place.
IN politics, there are two tricks.
SUCH has been the excitement of this general election's seven-party tie that there's been barely any time for nonsense.
I'm pretty sure I worried more that summer's day about how the Small Faces were doing in the charts than about history's hand.
HERE, in the heart of Catalonia, a certain Luis Suarez is proof positive that almost anything can, and will, be forgiven in football.
Yemen is in despair.
The other Sunday I crossed a Rubicon.
When the not very bright grandson of the old sorciere burnt himself when throwing petrol on his barbecue, the village mayor knew who to call.
BEING part of the fusty old dead-tree media, this column does not have the special effects capacity to show pages flying off a calendar, the hands of a clock whirling, or any of the other means by which time rushing forward is usually signalled.