Category: Comment

What’s the matter with us?! Reflections on racism in America

George Floyd is having an impact. Far more in death than in life. What are we to say about the killing of yet another black man by police? This time, there is no controversy. He was not running away, or resisting arrest; he did… Continue Reading “What’s the matter with us?! Reflections on racism in America”

In praise of great writing

  We watch the movies, the TV shows, and we think it’s the actors, the stars whose names we know . . . we think they are the important ones. They are not. It is the writers who count the most. Always. It is the… Continue Reading “In praise of great writing”

Latest Post – Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford – The Death of Truth

Emotions are running high. Emotions have taken over the asylum. Perhaps we should have known. Emotions trump truth every time. Emotions are more powerful in the public square than truth can ever be. Because the reality is . . . No one knows the… Continue Reading “Latest Post – Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford – The Death of Truth”

DO NOT JUDGE! REALLY?

  ‘Do not judge!’ ‘Excuse me?’ ‘I said, do not judge. You’re judging people and that’s wrong, so don’t do it.’ ‘I’m sorry, but isn’t what you just said . . . er, a judgement? A judgement about my judging of others?’ ‘Yes.’ Harrumph… Continue Reading “DO NOT JUDGE! REALLY?”

In Praise of Roger Federer

Hero worship. What seems to be the problem? ‘Ooh, be careful,’ they say, ‘don’t put mere humans on pedestals. Only God is worthy of worship.’ Well, obviously. But I must say, I love a bit of hero worship. In fact, I think we’re built… Continue Reading “In Praise of Roger Federer”

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