Category Archives: Comment and Politics

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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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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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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A Scout is Reverent

The Scout Law ends with this one, the twelfth point. We Boy Scouts faithfully said we were reverent every week in the same breath that we said we were “courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful and thrifty, etc.” I’m not really sure … Continue reading

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Reformed

“You’ll be hearing from my lawyer.” “What?” “You heard me.” “But I took your picture off my blog site.” “It doesn’t matter; you used it without my permission.” “But, I didn’t earn any money using it.” “Doesn’t matter, you owe … Continue reading

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Coins

My bag was getting heavy, it was full of coins. Last week was Christian Aid Week and I was doing my bit, making the rounds for neighbourhood collections. It’s a house to house scheme. An envelope is dropped in the … Continue reading

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Selling Your Soul

What would you do for an iPad? What about an iPhone? What about both? I read a story in the news this morning about a 17 year old Chinese boy who went to the extraordinary length of surrendering a kidney … Continue reading

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From an Ungrateful Child

Dear Driver, Please don’t stop for me. When you see me crossing the road on my way to school or to the shops just keep moving. I realize you’re trying to be kind by waving me across the street, but … Continue reading

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