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Archive for September 2019

GOING BETTER THAN THE TOWER OF BABEL

September 29, 2019

The story of The Tower of Babel comes in The Bible. Men decided to build a tower that would enable them to climb up to heaven. They were getting on so well that God decided to make them all speak different languages so that they could not cooperate with each other. The trick worked. Today […]

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

September 27, 2019

In the great Brexit debate we hear very little about how dire life will be if we DON’T leave the EU. Imagine for a moment that the remainers somehow manage to overturn the referendum results. Within Europe there will be rejoicing that we have failed to break free and a new confidence in the power […]

Climate change.

September 24, 2019

This is getting all the publicity right now. Marches all over the world – largely by children – and a summit meeting of world leaders to discuss actions. Is it real? Who will be affected? Will anybody care? What will be done about it? In an age when none of the media can be fully […]

SOUTH FROM THE LIMPOPO

September 20, 2019

This is a book I would never have read if it had not bee)n recommended to me by a fellow-resident in the Old People’s Home where we live. (a.k.a. Luxury Retirement Village.) The writer (Dervla Murphy) is an Irish woman of great courage and determination who travelled around South Africa by bicycle just before and […]

RAGE AGAINST CHOICE

September 19, 2019

Today’s chosen subject for octogenarian rage is CHOICE. I am frustrated by the multiplicity of similar products displayed on supermarket shelves. There may be as many as twelve versions of what is essentially the same formulation, distinguished only by brand names and slightly different packaging. It is all so wasteful! Behind each brand is a […]

BORIS, BREXIT AND EUROPE

September 13, 2019

I have become very frustrated ┬áby the attempts to stop Boris getting us out of the EU on October 31st. To prevent my anger impeding logical thought, I used Google to find out what he EU is really all about. I found little that I did not know before. It all started with the laudable […]

BORIS. WHAT NEXT?

September 1, 2019

Is it possible for the confusion over Brexit to be worse today than it was yesterday? apparently, YES. One result of the confusion is that emotional decision-making looks a better option than ever. I want OUT, and I believe BORIS has a good chance of delivering. The opposition seeks to make a NO DEAL exit […]