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The strengths and weaknesses of the Engish

Published: Fri, 08/27/21

The BBC actually reported on protests in Australia last weekend. Of course the emphasis was on violence, arrests, and fines, rather than the reason…

How we know the world is 6025 years old

Published: Sat, 08/14/21

James Ussher was a Church of Ireland Archbishop and Primate of all Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was apparently a prolific scholar and church…

Accommodating minorities, then and now

Published: Wed, 07/28/21

In the early 1970s my mother was teaching domestic science is a local secondary modern school. On two or three evenings a week our supper would be the…

Two hundred years is not such a long time.

Published: Mon, 07/19/21

My daughter will not have to grow particularly old to see the first years of the 22nd century. I grew up knowing my grandfather well who was born in…

Bonding with a Fierce Bad Rabbit

Published: Sat, 07/10/21

My daughter Iduna is fascinated by animals and is always e cited to see dogs when we go our for a walk. She loves to watch the cats and dogs that come…

A tale of two iconic stories

Published: Mon, 05/24/21

George Orwell’s work of dystopian science fiction, Ninteen Eighty Four, was published in 1949. Less than a year later C S Lewis’ fantasy novel set in…

A memorial to murder

Published: Tue, 05/11/21

When I was in London last month I arrived at Green Park underground station. While waiting for the march to begin I noticed a structure which was new…

Great visions and a discerning heart

Published: Sun, 05/02/21

Hi ,Sunday, and yes, it is a hymn, which I have sung many times in church and I think you will enjoy this lovely version by a group called ‘Celtic…

A love song to a diesel train

Published: Sat, 05/01/21

Hi ,The first practical steam locomotive is considered to be the Rocket built by Robert Stephenson in 1829. The Rocket was by no means the first steam…

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