An unexpectedly sunny evening

I haven’t written here for a while, so I suppose I should. The sky cleared just as I finished work today – like the weather somehow knew it was Friday evening and for once felt like doing something nice for us.  I switched my laptop off and escaped my flat for a walk down toContinue reading “An unexpectedly sunny evening”

We survived another year on this inevitable road to death

Not that I’m a pessimist or anything. I’m just potently aware of my own – and everyone else’s, mortality, and there’s nothing like the sudden arrival of New Year’s Eve to bring it all  rushing to the surface. Cheers! In Western culture we have a tradition of marking the start of each year with aContinue reading “We survived another year on this inevitable road to death”

Vegas is hyperreality: I think I passed Elton John in a casino but it might not have been him and it doesn’t matter anyway

That’s the thing about Vegas. It’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. 

How The Virgin Mary Gave Us Humility – And Why It Matters

Instinct tells me not to write a post about religion. Nothing provokes so much anger, so much disdain as religion. However, on Sunday I listened to a very thought-provoking sermon at church that I want to share with you, and with Christmas only three days away I thought it would be a pertinent topic to bring to the virtual table…