Today she joins the Duke of Edinburgh as another departed giant of British and international affairs. Continue reading The Passing of a Giant of Politics – a brief Tribute to Shirley Williams
The United States is a nation of almost excessive ‘freedoms’ and ‘rights’, but each ‘right’ is accompanied by a responsibility. Continue reading The Sickness that Afflicts America
Not so long ago there was a great outpouring of gratitude for front line workers. Now is the time to turn that gratitude into genuine concern by adhering to the restrictions, even if that means doing without some of life’s greatest pleasures for a few more weeks. Continue reading The Best Way to Show Your Appreciation for Front Line Workers
I’m sharing a post from the retired US academic Hugh Curtler in which he shares something his son discovered. It’s a reminder that, as bad as things might seem today, they were often far worse in the past. Continue reading The Power of Perspective.
Generally speaking, most Brits are not great flag-wavers – except on special occasions. Continue reading V.E. Day 75 years on.
Originally posted on Daniel Kemp:
The acclaimed Italian novelist Francesca Melandri, who has been under lockdown in Rome for almost three weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has written a letter to fellow Europeans “from your future”, laying out the range of emotions people are likely to go through over the coming weeks. I am writing to you from Italy, which means I am writing from your future. We are now where you will be in a few days. The epidemic’s charts show us all entwined in a parallel dance. We are but a few steps ahead of you in… Continue reading What’s To Come—-
Despite the annual administering of influenza vaccine to members of vulnerable groups, the disease is estimated to have killed over 26,000 individuals in the UK in the winter of 2016/7. A figure that puts the numbers to date for Covid 19 worldwide into prespective. Continue reading Monday Musings – Is the Fear of Disease Worse than the Disease?
I know that our gardens are full of alien species: trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Nor is fauna exempt: think grey squirrels, mink and coypu. Continue reading Monday Musings – An Irish “Overstory”