Monthly Archive: October 2010

Occasional Remarks on a 50th Birthday 0

Occasional Remarks on a 50th Birthday

Birthdays are often bitter-sweet: we tend to remember with Joni Mitchell. that ‘Something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day”. I wonder whether memories become like that old pair of running shoes that...

A perfect prayer from Garrison Keillor 0

A perfect prayer from Garrison Keillor

I hope he will forgive me for quoting this in full: I have to do the prayer at staff briefing next week and this is perfect! The Old Scout Garrison Keillor’s weekly newspaper column....

This one’s hard to believe… 1

This one’s hard to believe…

I can’t believe that the USA can continue to function as a nation and allow this level of public debate. Pundits keep saying that most of the tea party types are just disaffected and...

My top 50 (times 3) of the last 50 years 0

My top 50 (times 3) of the last 50 years

We couldn’t agree on just one song, so we chose the top three ‘meaningful’ ones. There are some horrendous omissions: where is Pink Floyd, for instance. Any, good for listening and discussing. Number 1...