I spoke with a middle-aged man today who lives in a small community, and who has no family anywhere near him, and no friends that he feels he can trust.
Tag: Political correctness
When I attended school, in the days when classical works were still considered to be a vital part of good education, Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" was required reading, as was Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four". Looking back, I'm not so sure now that the intention of everyone involved in writing the school syllabi was to … Continue reading THE OLD BRAVE NEW WORLD
I scanned the weather forecasts a couple of weekends ago in desperation, praying that the below-freezing winds passing straight through my body as I worked outside would soon abate... Sure enough, temperatures, said the official forecasts, were going to rise daily over the next week until pleasantly mild. However, the cold remained locked in throughout … Continue reading LOOKING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
In the course of my work I've been wished a "merry Christmas" many more times this season than in the last several years. I've also heard "happy holidays" of course, but the increase in the "C" word is marked and clear. I'm happy to hear either: I'm not offended... Whichever greeting suits you is fine … Continue reading GREETING FREEDOM
Today I had a total of one visitor to my blog from two different countries...work that one out if you can. Perhaps he/she/it flew the twelve thousand miles in one day and took a look at my blog at each end of his/her/its journey, or perhaps he/she/it had some exotic form of schizophrenia. I've never … Continue reading TWO COUNTRIES, ONE WORLD