Monthly Archives: February 2013

On doing good by doing bad

It’s an old topic but both Norman and Chris feel obliged to revisit it.  Clearly, there must be something which keeps it up in the forefront of our minds.  It does in mine too – most days of my lapsed…

The Kindness Index, please …

There’s so much cruelty around, so much unkindness, so much of it delivered by those who have power, that I think it’s time we decided to fight for a new measure: a yardstick aimed at delivering a more humane society.…

Inappropriate acts

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, whom I mentioned in yesterday’s post on “Sex, horsemeat and plebeian sausage rolls (again)”, has just been accused of some of the very sins it would appear he has been criticising in the recent past: O’Brien, who…

Boredom and the 21st century

I fleetingly looked over a tweet this morning which came my way via Sunny Hundal.  In it, a photo informed us: NOTHING GOOD COMES OF HITTING “REPLY ALL” STOP TWEETING BORING SHIT Needless to say, Sunny felt everyone on Twitter…

The South may be no foreign country – but to Southerners themselves the rest of us ARE foreigners

Wiktionary defines “foreign” thus: Adjective foreign (comparative more foreign, superlative most foreign) From a different country. There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started. belonging to a different culture. Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him. Of an object, etc, in a…

Reading

I went to Reading this weekend to do anything but the reading I normally clock up.  I’m also walking around with the dumbest loanphone you could possibly imagine – so accessing my emails or favourite social networks wasn’t really possible…