A Short Yet Fervent Wish: Happiness in the Coming Year.
I wanted to use this banner picture, because of all it says to the world in this revelatory year. Durham Cathedral which nestles among trees and can be so beautiful, reduced – or you might think transformed – into a draftsman’s exercise, an instrument of domination. Money and power proving humanity can be bought, it…
Here it is once again – the most ungodly week on the calendar! I must confess I greet this festival each time with increasing wonder – like by whose permission am I still here? This is a special one, though: it’ll surely be the smallest, and for the first time I go into it with…
This is a tribute. Whatever damage to our health this black COVID comedy has visited upon us, its most permanent effect has been the demise of our traditional way of shopping. Although our physical wellbeing will return, we are witnessing the final decline of the Mall, the Department Store, the High Street retailer. So, a…