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Ray's Blog: December 2009

Cafes, Clubs And Celtic Vision

My New Year Message is on site beside the Blog. Meanwhile I hear from my namesake, a Methodist named Maureen Simpson who writes: RE Topic: CAFES, CLUBS AND MOTHER WINSOME GET THE METHODISTS OUT OF THEIR CHURCHES . Wow we struggled to get them out of dangerous pews onto lovely red...

Posted at 08:10am on 31st December 2009

Christmas Pearls

At Christmas we think of the old, and they receive gifts for their comfort. But a man approaching ninety, who did not think of his age as a problem, or as a reason not to keep giving out, sent me a gift. He described his age as...

Posted at 02:43am on 23rd December 2009

Toothache, Copenhagen And The X Factor.

This week I blog from the micro to the macro. I've had raging toothache, a new dentist, painkillers and antibiotics. So I was laid up for the farewell celebrations for our Holy Island Vicar, Brother Damian. Bad but small matter.

Fifty days ago the UK Prime...

Posted at 01:13am on 21st December 2009

Be Prepared

I have a toothache and eye cataracts. I am still alive only because there is a free health service. Without electricity, which is mostly sourced from oil, this would collapse. The oil is fast running out. Thousands of world leaders convene at Copenhagen. The poor nations are heartbroken...

Posted at 01:07am on 15th December 2009

Happiness And The Nkechi Project

I pass someone in the street who is always in pain. Be Happy I say. She says I Am Always Happy. I say I am miserable - can she tell me how to be happy? She points between her eyes. Think it. Feel it. Tell it. I ask her...

Posted at 07:24am on 7th December 2009
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