Pastor Niemöller: First they came for…

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a…

Our new Constitution is now established…

and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Television?

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it. — C.P. Snow Journalist, Publisher and Politician (1846 – 1932) And was Mr Snow right? No, I love it. Even in this age of mobile devices, etc. I still enjoy watching ‘telly’. Though I have just realised that this of…

It’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock…

“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.” “Why, what did she tell you?” “I don’t know,…

Winning without fighting

The supreme Art of War is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu, The Art of War, c. 500 BCE The Art of War is one of those books that I’ve known about for decades: and for decades have been intending to read. I am sure I even have a copy somewhere. But I…