Another tragic migrant story hits the headlines as 39 people from the other side of the world are discovered frozen to death in a refrigerated trailer in Essex.
Meanwhile the BBC news website shows a highly disturbing story from Bosnia showing migrants, including unaccompanied children, herded into makeshift accommodation, wholly unsuitable for the oncoming winter. The EU have allocated £10m to the Bosnian government essentially to keep these people out. Even so, the mon
“Discipline not desire determines your destiny,” declares pastor Charles Stanley. Someone clearly with an appreciation for alliteration.
Something to think about this Friday morning at 8.30 am. It’s blog time and however I may be feeling, whatever is happening around me, I start to type. I’ve only got about 45 minutes and so there is no hanging about. So get going – the inspiration comes later. So how does inspiration work?
I guess one of the key goals of following Je
Intractable problems invariably offer the challenge of reconciling two opposites. of squaring the circle. Usually they don’t just go away but instead keep us awake at night.
Like the Irish border, the main problem facing those negotiating Brexit. How do you make an international frontier not a border between two sovereign nations?
The border itself was a response in 1920 to the intractable problem of Irish unity, giving home rule to the people of Ireland except for
We saw a fox, again.
Our house backs onto a two acre field, separated by a mature tree line from a much larger area of farmland. However, since Redrow failed in its planning application, the farmer has not returned to our relatively small field. The result is that it is now in the process of ‘rewilding.’
Incidentally, that’s the word coined by conservationist Dave Foreman in 1980. Before then we used to use phrases like ‘return to nature’ or just simply the pejorati