Faith slaughterers in the news are mere amateurs
When I read yet another horror story of what one religious group does to another, I wonder where such grotesque imagination comes from. I mean, to encourage little children to shoot your imagined enemy in the head, for instance.
Prisons: the money more than morality
Are prisons back in the news because those in control are suddenly troubled by a conscience, the very virtue which optimists hope that stone walls and iron bars will stir in their hapless victims?
Quotations well worth quoting
The week that's slipped past highlighted some wonderful quotations a few of which really worked for me. I'd like to share them with you.
What's it all about, Alfie? And how ...
What's it all about, Alfie, goes that old song, and if the question might be about life, some stark reminders lie here in the communal garden, bathed by the Harvest Moon. What's it all about? A rather worn pram, and a pile of immaculately maintained tupperware containers.