Month: January 2012

Redemption (II)

I posted about redemption – and a rather partial forgiveness too – in my previous post “Redemption”.  A couple of tweets on the back of that post have made me think again; at least, in relation to the second half…

Redemption

Two examples of redemption tonight.  There’s not enough of it about.  We need more.  Firstly, the Twitter storm-in-a-teacup that today has been the hashtag #savetheintern.  The full story can be found here at Tom Watson’s blog.  This is the bit…

On messages and margherita pizzas

I prepare my children’s lunchtimes thus – and for one of them there is this pizza today.  And so I am driven to consider the messages behind the messages in front of a margherita pizza. “Established 1965” – that seems…

On empowering the poor

That’s the issue to hand, isn’t it?  How to empower the poor.  The right obviously believe that what the poor really need is a good kick up the backside; and according to such theses, we need, as a society, to…

Throwaway Family Values

This apparently happened in the 1980s, during the previous Tory regimes: Two undercover police officers secretly fathered children with political campaigners they had been sent to spy on and later disappeared completely from the lives of their offspring, the Guardian…

If only life was more like coffee …

Coffee is apparently not only good for you but also, now, thanks to Chinese researchers, demonstrably good for you: Prior global epidemiological studies have shown that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50…