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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for April 2012

BEST LINES

April 23, 2012

A change from the serious stuff. Which of the lines I love do you favour? I can’t choose. Fear no more the heat of the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney sweepers come to […]

RELIGION MARGINALISED

April 9, 2012

The papers report some of the Easter messages proclaimed by senior church figures. One thing that worries them is the trend to secularise everything, and an example given is the possible downgrading of religious studies in schools. What bugs me most about secularisation is the assumption that it is sufficient for man to look inside […]

NOT ANDREW MARR

April 8, 2012

Sunday morning and somebody else standing in for Andrew Marr on his television  show. Never caught the name, or the name of the guest, but the latter was a junior government minister and I thought he was much better than the usual lot. His basic line was ‘Forget all the ephemeral rubbish that keep the media […]

WHEN IN ROME

April 2, 2012

“When in Rome, do as the Romans.”  This was advice commonly given to young travellers many years ago.  It applies less today, when global travel means that people can go anywhere, easily, and sometimes assume they can take their own customs and beliefs and practices with them. But not always.  Back-packers can be flung into […]