Monthly Archives: July 2015

Overcoming corruption

A friend needed to visit an African country fairly urgently, so I went with her to the high commission, quite a distance away, to obtain her visa. It was a long queue, and when she finally got to the attendant, she … Continue reading

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Making the grade

End of term. School reports! I’m looking forward to seeing my grandchildren’s, to read about all they’ve been learning, and what they have achieved. I love them all to bits, and it’s great to hear when they’ve done really well. … Continue reading

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The advantage

In the UK, we’ve just had a Summer Budget. There have been a few winners, and some significant losers, meaning life will get harder for some. Back in the days when there were no social pay-outs at all, often the biggest … Continue reading

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Cutting out culture

A good friend was helping me in the kitchen, preparing baking apples. I passed her a small sharp knife. After a while, I noticed she was struggling. “You haven’t got a potato peeler have you?” she asked. She had never used … Continue reading

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Sex and other gods…

“Break it: you’ve bought it.” The standard china shop message – you have to pay for any damage you do. And that is the basic premise of Exodus 22:16-17. If a guy had sex with a young girl, he had to marry … Continue reading

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