Monthly Archives: March 2012

Alzheimer’s funding

The government has announced increased help for Alzheimer’s research. Quite why, Alzheimer’s rather than anything else has been accorded this special treatment is not known. Presumably someone in the cabinet is personally affected by the condition, maybe even the Prime … Continue reading

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Murder in Afghanistan

What strikes me most of all about the US soldier who murdered many villagers in Afghanistan is the dehumanising effect of war. Of course what he did was wrong. Whether it is the right man or not who has been … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s

They sit there dreaming Vivid dreams haunt their consciousness Strange places, ghostly people, strangers, strange people, dead relatives. The home becomes a former home, A railway station, a waiting room, They smile intermittently, talk a bit Eat, drink & pee. … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Japan again

On Wednesday of last week, there were a series of earthquakes in Japan. Thankfully nobody was killed. Japan is the most earthquake prone area on the planet it seems.  It is surprising that early man continued to live on the … Continue reading

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10 year old child commits suicide

I have been reading about the case of a 10 year old boy, Harry Hucknall, who hanged himself. I know how he felt. I was sent to boarding school in 1954 when I was 8. From then until the age … Continue reading

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Syrian endgame

Syrian rebels, so-called rebels, have helped the British photo journalist Paul Conroy to safety, some of them losing their lives in the process. Laying down your life for someone else is extraordinary, true love as Jesus said. What is going … Continue reading

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Vietnam & Afghanistan

An American has run amok in Afghanistan & killed a large amount of civilians. It is horribly redolent of Lieutenant Calley & Mai Lai  in Vietnam. The Americans are not the worst perpetrators of wars crimes in the last 100 … Continue reading

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