It hardly seems as if the dust has settled on the independence referendum, yet here we are preparing for what could be an equally momentous political event.
The tax bombshells are going off already.
WORDS matter, on that I trust we can agree.
Scotland's minority ethnic young people are growing up in challenging times, against a background of wall-to-wall media coverage of some of their peers being radicalised or being portrayed as a perpetrator of child sexual exploitation.
One of the startling aspects of the decision by Sheriff Kathryn Mackie to pursue two social workers for contempt of court was that she targeted the individuals, not the council which employed them.
TO Glass and Thompson, fabled coffee shop in the heart of the sink estate that is Edinburgh's Noo Toon, where I find my dear friend Duncan Thomson, erstwhile supremo of the National Portrait Gallery.
I recently read Tom Johnston's Our Scots Noble Families, published in 1909 which, in the land reform debate, is as much required reading as Andy Wightman's The Poor Had No Lawyers.
THE A9 is driving us to distraction.
CHARLES Dickens didn't get much wrong - he was pretty sound on plot, dialogue, characterisation, social anthropology and facial topiary - but I think he made an error with Ebenezer Scrooge.
When I was 13 I was knocked unconscious during a school rugby practice.
Long before he became prime minister, David Cameron heeded a piece of advice he had been given by Barack Obama.
Long before he became prime minister, David Cameron heeded a piece of advice he'd been given by Barack Obama.
I got an exciting email the other day asking me to be a regional expert in a new book about pizza.
At a time when the UK Government is taking measures to shore up the oil industry and protect it from falling prices, less has been said about a recent report that concludes that, if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, we need to leave unextracted most of the world's present and still to be discovered fossil fuel reserves.
Are the end-of-life needs of people with dementia different from those faced by other people receiving palliative care?