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It’s taken us far and wide
To landscapes mysterious on this world
To philosophers and lovers, good or bad
To poems and novels of which we’re so fond
To inventions marvellous, if you forget the
Conflict that makes us sad
Where is beauty without adversity?
Where is advancement without frustration?
Where is love without striving?
Ah, we’d be nothing without it’s
So I pay tribute to
The inquiring mind
Pappa Razzi says: Whenever there’s a major storm why does the media still talk of freak weather. It’s normal now. Change your language.
Major de Ranger says: French President Macron warns Big Boris of a battle over trade? Hey, Emmanuel, remember the ‘nation of shopkeepers?’
Philip Osophy says: I’m disgusted by Extinction Rebellion. They’re turning the public against green. Fanatics always end up with the opposite.
Dr Illya Ness says: You need a dictatorship to stop a virus. Oh, but fear of the former led to the latter. Whoops.
Polly Ticks says: So the UK/EU slanging match begins. Great theatricals. In the end Big Boris will (unfortunately) sacrifice fisheries & UK gets a good deal.
Guru Tony says: India’s bird population going down sharply? And the rest. The sad, sad, sorry tale of striving for mass industrialization.
To write is to live
The writer pondered his role
To live is to write
GENERIC: The teacher despaired as the 2 kids fought over 2 identical toy
monkeys. ‘They’re the same,’ she said. ‘Who stole my SUV?’ she said later.
His parched throat stung – pain
The mirage took on new life
Desert in his mind
Taken from Conspiracy Theory. See Essays page, above
Conspiracies have happened in the past. The Tudors and Stuarts in Britain were plagued by them, and much of the establishment of the UK was the result of them. But does that mean conspiracies still happen today as people think?
Book 27 of 68, Mysteries of the Bible, out 27 March