Craven, heinous the #Charlie Hebdo attack

I was finishing a post on bad habits – like smoking – when the news broke of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Twelve dead – mainly journalists and cartoonists, the editor, and two policemen....more

Procrastination and Regret

Do you remember Aunt Izzie?Her death in “What Katy Did” taught Katy the meaning of regret. It was - for a sickly sweet book - a very poignant moment. And yes, “regrets I’ve had a few” — but one particular one is nagging at me as we come to the end of the Christmas holidays....more

In the habit....

In the habit Just a quick memory from the past....more

Bad Habits New Resolutions

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Very good points ...really its true we make the resolutions to be better right ...more

The Pressure to Feel

Israel’s Ariel Sharon is dying – and I feel an extraordinary pressure to try and find something positive to say. But I can’t. The man who countenanced and permitted the massacres in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut in 1982 which resulted in the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Palestinians – is preparing to meet his maker, and I’m wondering what that encounter might look like.The eulogies of course, are bound to be full of plaudits and revisionist history. His courage, his ability to seize victory from the jaws of defeat, his tenacity and his obstinacy....more