Monthly Archives: June 2009

Making Changes

We have a couple of ponds in our garden. A large one in the front garden, and a smaller pond abutting the patio at the back of the house. This was how the pond at the back used to look: … Continue reading

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The Stupid, It Burns…

Well, you know that I have no time for astrologers, but really, Satya Harvey ought to get a prize for this twaddle.   The Stupid, it burns. By the way, her bio is also a jewel. I’ve resisted sending her … Continue reading

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Green Fields

If you’re troubled with life or afraid of death, here’s a prescription that might soothe. I’ve followed it a number of times in my life and it does work.

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He’s Back!

Here’s some good news at least: Mr. Deity has returned with a third series. Here’s episode 1: Mr. Deity and the Virgin…    

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Blood Money

So, Shell has settled out of court with the plaintiffs in the Saro-Wiwa case. As a retired employee of Shell, I have the uncomfortable feeling that too much dirty linen would have been aired in court, which saddens, but doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Catch ’em Young

I’ve never been a fan of Faith Schools. All too often they seem designed to develop intolerance and ignorance of others. That said, if the schools were being funded entirely by their own communities, then I can state my misgivings, … Continue reading

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But Only Just…

Those are the last three words that Felix Dennis utters sotto voce in this performance of his poems. I don’t quite know whether to applaud or hiss at his life’s work. Perhaps the tension is the thing that makes it interesting.  … Continue reading

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