Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nihilism

I decide to get out of bed and clean my teeth. It seems like a good idea but I know they won’t be really clean. I decide to go back to bed to think, or maybe not. It seems like … Continue reading

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Mathematics meets Religion

God can’t make 2 + 2 = 5 (Chris)

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Goodbye to PETRA

After seventeen years of developing and nurturing PETRA – our Tenant Management Organisation I set up all those years ago with Jan (my wife) and four others who jumped ship about seven years ago, I feel it is now time … Continue reading

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In a Dream

I remember the large building exploring furnished rooms, one by one. In the basement the door opened into a huge empty room At the far end an old cloth was draped over another hidden doorway. The cloth fell apart as … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment: British Style

              “And the executioner’s face is always well hidden.” (Bob Dylan A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall) (Chris)

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Should Assisted Suicide be offered to Criminals serving ‘Whole-Life’ Tariffs?

British judges can sentence heinous criminals to ‘whole-life’ tariffs. These sentences are used sparingly with only about 60 people serving such sentences currently*. Whole-life tariffs are a prolonged death sentence. Life expectancy is unaffected by prison life and so a … Continue reading

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Scholarly Warfare

“I can be very sympathetic with the author; until 2 years ago I was thinking along similar lines”. George Stigler (Chris)

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