Tag Archives: prejudice

Interpretations

“ … the standard translation of one of the chief scriptures of China refers to the venerable Lao Tse as “the Old Boy”. This sounds comical to European ears, yet it is not so far removed from the words of … Continue reading

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The saddest tale

In the past twenty four hours, I have seen fabulous pictures of eagles posted by Ken at rivrvlogr and Cindy Knoke. Each time, I have looked with awe and with sadness… and below, because it is such a sad tale, I … Continue reading

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Open borders…

The virus that has been bugging me for the past week or two, manifesting itself under various  guises in order the hide from effective treatment, finally decided a couple of days ago that it would try pretending to be a … Continue reading

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Nice 14/7/16

It is a long time since I joined the crowds in France to celebrate a national holiday, but I remember the wonderful atmosphere and gaiety when I took my small son to watch the blooming of fireworks in the night … Continue reading

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There’s always one…

In every crowd, there’s always one… who stands out from the rest and wears their true colours. Some place themselves upon a pedestal, seeking to be heard. Some rebel against the norm… wearing coats of many colours. Yet others raise … Continue reading

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Harmony #midnighthaiku

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St Albans – the screen of the martyrs

In the Anglican year, our visit still fell within the season of the Nativity and the figures depicting the birth of Jesus still stood before the altar in the nave. The brightly coloured statues on the altar screen seemed incongrous … Continue reading

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Gift wrapped

My son called me to ask if I’d seen what he’d been up to. I duly admired the striking new layout of his blog, acknowledging the amount of work that had gone into making it visually memorable, particularly for Nick … Continue reading

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Different?

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Notes from a small dog XLVIII

The sky exploded. Flames and sparks and noise and smokey stuff. Some huge, fire breathing monster that looked like it was going to eat the moon. I tried barking at it to get it to go away, but it just … Continue reading

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