Thought for the Week September 2020

Midweek Musings 30th September 2020

In 1649, Oliver Cromwell and the Parliament managed to ban the singing of Christmas carols for about ten years,  but in 2020, it has only taken a strand of RNA wrapped in a shell 125 nanometres in size, to bring

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Thought for the Week 27th September 2020

“It’s not fair!” The cry of the unjustly treated rises to the heavens once again. From the playground to Parliament, from work places to the dining table, we sense injustice from an early age. Our sense of fair play, particularly

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Midweek Musings 23rd September 2020

The Midweek Musing for the 29th July was the opportunity for people to write their own in the form of a psalm or reflection. Jenny Watt has kindly given permission for her Musing to be published this week. I have

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Midweek Musings 16th September 2020

“May you live in interesting times”, thought by many (probably wrongly) to be an ancient Chinese curse, with the meaning that life is better in “uninteresting times” of peaceful boredom than “interesting times” of stress and anxiety.  As we look

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Thought for the Week 13th September 2020

There’s a story, probably apocryphal, about a famous celebrity paying a visit to a restaurant. The waitress serving them doesn’t recognise the person, who has been expecting some sort of preferential treatment. The celebrity, with nose firmly put out of

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Midweek Musings 9th September 2020

‘An amateur should think long and hard before attempting one of these stages. Two would probably necessitate a visit to the doctor – and three would require a psychiatrist – any more and you should be checking if that person

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Thought for the Week 6th September 2020

They say that the most difficult moment for a winner is the morning after the victory. The euphoria of triumph, the adulation of the crowd, and the celebrations with friends, family and supporters give way to the reality of a

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Midweek Musings 2nd September 2020

I write this while sitting in a sensory garden, with swaying grasses and flowers in bloom.  I’ve just finished my book and have a cappuccino in my hand. Sounds tranquil doesn’t it? But there is the sound of sirens every

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