Jonah: Welcome back. Boris has drawn my attention to this piece
by Bill Deedes, for whom I used to write leader-page articles when he was
editor of the Daily Telegraph (Deedes, not Boris).
It is an indictment of
modern civilization from a canine point of view. Quite right, too.
I note in passing that Bill Deedes (more properly Lord Deedes of Aldington)
is 90 years old–almost 13 in dog years! He was the model for the war
correspondent in Evelyn Waugh’s 1933 novel SCOOP. May you and I write as
well as this in our nineties.