Let your light shine

I hesitated to write anything about the latest attacks by Daesh/ISIL/IS, but I’ve decided I might as well. Everyone else seems to have an opinion on it, so why not add my two cents worth? I think it goes without saying that what happened in Paris yesterday, was appalling, barbaric and wickedly cruel. As was the bombing in Beirut the day before. And the one in Turkey a few days before that. In the last couple of days, over 115,ooo people have died due to the actions of radical extremists. That’s not acceptable. Before we jump onto our soap-boxes, let us take note that Daesh etc etc, don’t just attack “Christians” (better translated as “Westerners”). They kill anyone who isn’t a member of their sect. That’s why...

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And so it begins…

The Old Boy is on holidays. Apart from the look of jubilation when he came home from the last day of work, the biggest clue is the amount of cricket that’s being watched on the telly. I say “watched” but, let’s face it, there’s quite a bit of “snoozing in front of” that’s also going on. It’s a test match: Australia v New Zealand. That means the game will last for 5 days. (You heard me correctly, America and other non-cricketting countries: 5 looong days.) So far, it looks as though Australia will thoroughly beat the NZ team. It should help to allay the national pain inflicted by the All Blacks (NZ) team’s thrashing of the Wallabies (Oz) in the Rugby World Cup, a week or so ago. For those who don’t...

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