Look at it this way

Ranting and having a moan is an intrinsic part of human nature. Like most people, I’ve been both perpetrator and receiver of criticism. Like most people, I’ve been criticised for getting something wrong or doing what I considered to be the right thing (I am an ex-public servant, after all, Read more…

The label

All human life was there. A Saturday evening in A&E is a reminder of how quickly life can change. I was with somebody for whom life had inflicted such a change. Other people came and (a few hours later) went. The mother in excruciating pain supported by her young daughter. Read more…

Verify

‘… and with Clive Myrie in Jerusalem.’ Watching the television news has become difficult again. So many reports ‘containing distressing images’. So many scenes of destruction and despair. So many innocents slaughtered. So many examples of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’, which, as Robert Burns wrote, ‘Makes countless thousands mourn!’ Reporters Read more…

‘I have a dream’

Sixty years ago, a new phrase entered the English language. Like other well-known sayings, whether from Shakespeare, Churchill, the Bible and elsewhere, Martin Luther King’s proclamation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC would always be remembered. ‘I have a dream.’ After years of non-violent campaigning, the Read more…

Unboxed

Having unpacked the seventy or so boxes from our move (despite the slowing down nature of Covid for both of us) it’s good to see some semblance of normality gradually returning. Some stability in this time of change. Moving house is a very good analogy to different aspects of life. Read more…