Thinking of the current events troubling us at home and abroad, I rather like the following quote from Mark Twain:
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
I have found an antidote to the cynicism of worldly affairs in the shapely form of man’s best friend; more specifically, my border terriers.
Our old stud dog, Taz, has enjoyed a long and happy retirement from his toil. Now fifteen, he sometimes struggles to get out of his bed and his arthritic limbs scramble across wooden floors in the manner of a novice ice skater.
Continue reading “For the Love of Dogs”
Since the time that the serpent said to Eve “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” we have been the willing participants in a great deception:
We thought that we could be like God.
Continue reading “Monsters of our own making?”
I agree with Winston Churchill, whose article entitled, ‘shall we all commit suicide’ was published shortly after Ernest Rutherford had split the atom in 1917, demonstrating his awareness of the destructive possibilities of this scientific development.
Continue reading “The Problem of Evil”
“The first casualty of war is truth”.
This very relevant axiom is being much quoted and misquoted in all forms of media; especially in light of the terror attack on Israeli civilians on 7th October and the desire to make subsequent events conform to our own particular worldview.
Continue reading “Info Wars”
Where is God?
This might well be the cry of God’s chosen people -the Jews- in Israel and around the world today.
Continue reading “A Cry for Justice”
When I was a boy, I recall my first flicker of interest in the fairer sex: it was the shapely actress, Raquel Welch, barely dressed as the leading Lady in ‘One Million Years BC.’
Continue reading “The Land That Time Forgot”
This week I went for yet another scan at my local hospital. On arrival I was given the usual consent form to sign.
Continue reading “The Age of Consent”
On the day that the NHS announced more spending on diversity managers and the GMC removed the words woman and mother from their pregnancy guidelines, I was taken ill:
Continue reading “The Distraction Conspiracy”
When I was first diagnosed with prostate cancer I was given early chemotherapy. I was told that sepsis was a very real risk during treatment and that there were certain things I must not do or eat to avoid it.
Continue reading “The Lavender Bush”
I’m trying to enjoy my holiday
It cost a small fortune and I can’t fault the hotel, the location or the staff, but I miss home.
Continue reading “Holiday Blues”