Author Archives: revcarswell

Coming Out in Stripes

My friends are coming out, in stripes. My Facebook friends that is.  They’ve altered their online appearance by superimposing a rainbow flag over their profile pic.  I didn’t quite get it when I saw the first one, but then there … Continue reading

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Chasing After the Wind

I have a few concerns about wind power. I’m not opposed to renewable energy. It would be wonderful to think we could one day supply all our energy needs with renewables, but we cannot surrender our reason in the process. … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Freedom

One of the great surprises for me in moving to Scotland was to discover that Margaret Thatcher was and is for many a loathsome and divisive public figure. As a teenager I grew up with Ronald Reagan and his partnership … Continue reading

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Practicing the Presence on Holiday

Lord, you have promised to meet those who seek your face. Come now and reveal your presence to me as I make myself present to you. In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, AMEN. This prayer captures the essence … Continue reading

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The French Connection

As are most High School students, son David (13) is troubled by his French school work. “Dad, can you help me with this assignment?” Asking me is a real sign of desperation. My French is adequate for little more than … Continue reading

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2012 in review

These statistics came to me from WordPress regarding my blog this year. In spite of my lack of entries the blog still drew considerable interest. Have a look yourself at the power of the web. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys … Continue reading

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Christmas Leftovers

I’ve never seen a queue at the tip (line at the dump) but, three days after Christmas the cars were backed up into the street. Everyone was dumping their Christmas leftovers: boxes, wrapping paper, old electronics bumped out by the … Continue reading

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Gun Control

How long America, I ask you how long will you believe that guns make the nation a safer place? Check out this article and pay close attention to the statistics about guns and accidental death, suicide and murder, not to … Continue reading

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Get a Grip

I hate walking on ice, but falling is worse. When your elbow, or knee or bum or face hit the ice from standing height you remember the experience vividly and take conscious efforts to prevent it happening again. Here in … Continue reading

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Auldyin

When the oldest woman and the oldest dinosaur appear in the same news day it’s worth taking note. Besse Cooper died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, east of Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 116, (Besse Cooper, World’s Oldest … Continue reading

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