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.
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”
Women seem to be losing the race to be chosen to oppose the most mysogenistic, narcissistic man ever to hold office since the fall of the Roman Empire. Continue reading If not now, When?
The UK’s 68 million is but a tiny proportion of the total number of individuals, many doing the same as those former refugees from UK famines and epidemics, seeking a better life elsewhere. Continue reading Monday Musings – the Inevitability of Migration
Let’s try to find common ground with those who view the world through a different lens than we do. In the long run, it will be worth our effort. Continue reading Discord & Dissension — Part III — Where Do We Go From Here?
The Flipflopi will also be putting in an appearance at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi in March, where it will form a centre exhibit for the conference. Continue reading Sailing to Deliver an Important Message