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Forgiveness – a life lesson

Someone could spend a year writing a novel to illustrate the life lesson that was encapsulated in an extraordinary obituary in The Times this week.  The subject was one Tom Tate, who died at the age of 98 on 19th … Continue reading

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Cycling to the stars

Reading an interesting but in some ways rather silly interview with Elon Musk, about Space X and his plan to colonise Mars, I was stopped in my tracks by his reported assertion that “you could cycle to the nearest star in … Continue reading

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Is God dying? – Scientific American

I enjoyed reading this article about the decline of religion and the rise of the ‘nones’, which I thought was very sensible.  However, much as I like to hear that religiosity is declining in the Western world there are a couple of … Continue reading

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Petty Bureaucracy

We’re all well used to being told that we can’t do this or that because it would contravene Health & Safety.  This little story that was picked up as a footnote in the national press shows that Data Protection is … Continue reading

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Whatever next?

I know that assistance dogs can be trained to a very high standard, but I never knew they’d come this far…

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Pompey 0 – County 2

This weekend I enjoyed the opportunity to see my team without having to make a 350-mile round trip, especially as they dumped Pompey out of the FA Cup in the first round! Favourite song of the afternoon (apart from two celebratory … Continue reading

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Urban growth: threat or opportunity?

This article at Smart Planet I found to be thoroughly depressing.  While it suggests two alternative outcomes, my fear is that it’s the dystopian one that will come to pass.  

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Interactive Democracy

I caught up with some old friends from Emmaus Hampshire the other day, and the conversation came around to social injustice, and whether the world ever would change for the better.  That’s right – three grumpy old codgers solving the … Continue reading

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PM on the Greek crisis

I spotted this article in the Belfast Telegraph, and picked up on the following quote: “Mr Cameron said the ‘remorseless logic’ of monetary union meant that successful economies must be prepared to do more to shore up weaker states on … Continue reading

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Rolling Road-Block

If you’re going to be on a trunk road or motorway anywhere in the UK, through lunchtime this Sunday (25th September), then you should perhaps consider allowing a little extra time for your journey.  Tens of thousands of my fellow … Continue reading

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