246 articles in General

  • Flowers That Are Looked At

    The punctilious say that justice must not only be done; but must be seen to be done. This stands a little in opposition to Jesus’ recommendation to us that we ‘do our alms in private’; so that ‘the left hand knoweth not what the right hand doeth.’ Doing alms of course is not the same […]

  • Who Would a Brother?

    Who would withstand a brother taking heavy punishment Underneath twenty-pounder blows knees bowing, head hung stunned, Bleeding lip, raw red eye, a putty body pasted towards cold floor, The people loving it are shouting frenzies of delights   Sinking into a night a battered consciousness turns black End of the day for him; the times […]

  • “Zero is not Defined”

    I have been chugging along with pretty elementary maths with my son for some months now. Every now and then I get a reminder from the guy who writes the text book I am using that, as he puts it ‘Zero is not defined’. He means by this in part I believe that zero is […]

  • Never Mind; No Matter

    The Nobel Laureate and physicist Stephen Hawking for some years now, according to his own estimation, has been approaching to A Theory of Everything. This would be very satisfying one would think. Let me tell you a story. I went down to Currys PC World our local chain branch for expensive bits and pieces for […]

  • Conditions and Variations

    It’s as clear to me as it can be The parents pass their manner to the children   It’s a bright as day, as much to say, The children pass the manner to their children   Bewildering!   School cannot break into this prison yard School does not touch this rule of passing-on School’s no […]

  • News as Spoon-fed Scrapings

    By their fruits; so shall ye know them You reap what you sow Your sins will find you out Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh     Class-based News  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-42924351    A Tale of Two Stories   There are two threads to this story. The first thread was the ‘news story’ […]

  • God and Mammon III

    Respecting the Christian virtues – ha ha-ha! Respecting? Huff! rejecting, that is we Who have aspired, desired, sublimely-highly mired Lusted, trusted, the new taboos and fancy lights Lamps a la mode no bushell might obscure, pursuits of taste No intemperate might abjure; our fables, spoons, devour our appetites – Shoring up fast-release no-pain and on- […]

  • Streams of Living Water

    What happens when the drinking water plasticises? Due to a wantonness of many years of practice And what might be this dumping mounting in the sea? Isn’t it sin?   I don’t mean in a figurative way I don’t mean an end product of Nor effectual manifestation of our sin – but, God, I mean […]