Terrorism

Two days ago I blogged on terrorism. Today I am numb. A suicide bomber has targeted a pop concert in Manchester. At the last count 22 have been killed, the youngest an 8 year old girl. My prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of Manchester. But we do not hate. Hate … More Terrorism

Mum

Today would have been Mum’s birthday, the first one since she passed away in September last year. What follows is what I wrote at that time: Early on September 18th Mum passed away peacefully in her sleep. Friday 30th was the funeral. What can I say about this wonderful woman? Married to a fishmonger, with six … More Mum

Anger danger

Anger “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgement.’But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgement; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You … More Anger danger

Change?

Change? “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever … More Change?

Art for Art’s sake.

Sunday 19th February 2017 I was watching the BBC’s The Big Painting Challenge today. This sort of programme fascinates me. When younger I though of myself as a budding artist. My O level fail said otherwise. What William McGonagall was to poetry I am to painting. But unlike McGonagall I have never produced anything I … More Art for Art’s sake.