Monthly Archive 30/01/2014


The Blind Men and the Elephant, a cautionary tale

A Guest Blog for TSFM by beatipacificiscotia

As a child I read a poem by John Godfrey Saxe, “The Blind Men and the Elephant”, and stumbled upon it again recently.  It is a simple tale of how six blind men encounter an Elephant and attempt to describe the animal:

It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind. Read More



As I intimated in a post last week, we are looking to expand our role at SFM. Big Pink has strongly advised that we should look again at our mission statement and our branding – including a more appropriate name. On balance I tend to agree.

The service will be ramped up to include (in a pretty short time) a 24/7 radio station. The radio outlet will produce, news, features, phone-ins and so on. The blog itself will take on a more news procurement role and the new company will, in addition to having a board, will have an appointed advisory board whose role will be as a firewall against financial interests achieving paramountcy over our stated aims. Read More