Addicted to Dickens….and Dickinson

Addiction- a strong inclination to indulge in something repeatedly. I’ve shaken a few addictions. Cigarette smoking from the age of 15 to 33. Playing blackjack in London’s west end casinos in my late teens. Scoffing boxes of chocolate. My worst chocolate experience was at a friends Christmas party where I spent the afternoon consuming aContinue reading “Addicted to Dickens….and Dickinson”

Do we have the capacity to prevent war

Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it. Wars are fought on two fronts. Macro wars which involve governments and power brokers and micro wars which involve you and me. We have limited ability, other than our voice and democratic vote, to frustrate powerContinue reading “Do we have the capacity to prevent war”

Back in the saddle again.

I last blogged December 3,2019. We were preparing for Christmas, the lights were up, anticipation was high and families were meeting and greeting from all parts of the country. Fast forward and to-day we’re living in a different world, a world of COVID-19, a virus that spreads rapidly, causing side effects of social distancing, economicContinue reading “Back in the saddle again.”

Helen and Irene

St.Michael’s was a modern church, its minimalist design appealing to a more youthful generation of church goers. Thin slices of onyx, replaced the more traditional stain glass windows. Colorful and airy paper sculptures floated from the church ceiling giving the illusion of angels floating through the sky. An illuminated cross dominated the front of theContinue reading “Helen and Irene”