Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

I’ll show you life, life in a single moment A moment of pain, of memory gone, night and day fading Embracing you, clinging, moulding your soul into the Passion. Mind and body focused, oozing happy expectation. Life in a single … Continue reading

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Existential Ranting*

After calling his taxi driver a ‘sweaty, stupid little shit’, David Mellor rattled through the long list of things that make him a superior human being. ‘You’ve been driving a cab for ten years? I have been in the Cabinet!’ … Continue reading

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A Weird Ending to a Night Out

Some while ago, after an evening down the pub with my good friends Chris and Mick I stood sometime at the bus-stop, before catching the bus home. Eventually I reached my stop. After getting off, I stood at the bus-stop waiting … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs

“the ‘War on Drugs’ has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional social policy since slavery.” The United Conference of United Methodist Churches 24th June 2015 (USA) (Chris)

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Old Sailor Fisherman

A grizzled old man Each wrinkle on his aged face Told volumes of his boat excursions Where weather and cold days at sea Shrunk his skin into, scared creases. Waves, at times, higher than his old white hair Crashed thunderous … Continue reading

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Religious fanaticism and the normality of ISIS (aka Daesh)

Religious fanaticism takes many forms sharing one thing: malevolence. War, theatrical brutality and a desire for religious conformity are part and parcel of religious fanaticism. ISIS is simply another example of the gruesome reality of intolerant certainty attempting to enforce … Continue reading

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Legal Molestation: a wordless poem

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A Mathematical Conversation

G H Hardy I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one and that I hoped … Continue reading

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A Weekend at Ron’s

Jan and I used to spend quite a number of weekends with Ron, who we both loved dearly. Ron was in fact Jan’s uncle, her own father, Ted, had died some years before, and as sometimes happens in close families … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s Annie Hall discusses ‘Life’

There’s an old joke: Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of them says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know, and such small portions.’ Well, that’s … Continue reading

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