Saturday, 12 May 2007
THE music business is all but dead.
It didn’t really last all that long either — but it lasted a lot longer than anyone thought it would.
Although few will shed tears at its passing, as far as I can ascertain, the global music recording business began with a man crying! Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, 8 March 2007
THE car is not perfect, but it is still the best. It really is — and to deny this simple truth can only lead to unhappiness. Facts are facts, and facts have to be faced. What I shall attempt to do here is explain for the record why the car is best (as completely as I possibly can). Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, 22 December 2006
IS IT CHRISTMAS trees, gifts, snow, decorations, Santa Claus, Reindeer…
Or, three magicians on camels (with gold, frankincense and myrrh) follow a star to a stable where a virgin gives birth leaning against a column amidst straw and animals.
- Is Christmas too commercial? Has it lost its meaning? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Has it any value — and has it any value for non-Christians?
These are good and important questions — and they need answered once and for all!
Saturday, 11 November 2006
Some years ago I published a long essay called ‘How To Get To Heaven’ on the web, but when I migrated it to this blog, I split it into two posts, fiddled with the formatting, did some light editing, added pictures and generally tried to make it less daunting to the reader. I also promised to write a third post. This is it.
Tuesday, 1 November 2005
Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, that was the case: you could smoke cigarettes openly and indoors. Heck, I can remember visiting my GP — I sat in the surgery waiting room reading a magazine and smoking (like everyone else) — and when I was called in, the doctor lit-up and offered me a cigarette from a lovely cigarette box he kept on his desk. Hard to imagine today!