I don’t know how old I was when I first heard I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very big world. But as one of my dad’s favourite quotes, I’ve known it as… Read More ›
People who hate each other can and do manage to live together peaceably. Brewing neighbours walk past each other for thirty years. Colleagues just accept that each other are idiots. Most misogynists are not raping and shooting women. And a… Read More ›
Don’t be deterred from searching a well-trodden path for novel things. Hard packed ground can conceal many treasures.
If you like something a political speaker has said or the way she’s said it, ask yourself who her target audience is and whether you are a member. If so, remember the politician is soliciting your vote. It would not… Read More ›
Look below a grand narrative, e.g. left vs right, dark vs light, and you will discover people doing the best they can with the circumstances in which they find themselves.
Here’s some advice that’s helped me get through life: 1) Life isn’t fair and, 2) You won’t like everyone and not everyone will like you. I doubt I could share this advice with people engaged in and enraged by contemporary… Read More ›
I’ve here in mind the fist-pumping variety of politically vocal people, those certain that one side is leading us to another dark ages and the other to a totalitarian state. It appears that for some “left and right” thinking is… Read More ›