Great websites

Recently I wrote about some Youtube channels I find to be excellent, and today I thought I’d talk about some website that are worth a look at. As usual, my tastes vary widely, so I hope there will be something for everyone. http://www.openculture.com/ I’ve been a fan of this website for many years. It covers…

Great Youtube channels

I thought I’d talk about some Youtube channels I think are rather good. In keeping with my site’s theme, they’re a bit of a mixed bunch, so I hope readers find something of interest in the following. I've added links to the channels and an example of each. They’re not listed in any order of…

The plan

Once upon a time there was a country where a group of people had been selected by the rest of the people to be in charge. (The rest of the people may have made a big mistake doing this, but that’s another story.) Anyway, this group could be identified in various ways. They all dressed…

Maybe

Maybe I’m blind But I can’t see why It’s so hard to help people live. Maybe I’m dumb But I don’t understand Why some grab more and more Why others have less and less. Maybe I’m deaf But why can’t I hear Protests for a better way That are louder than a whisper When they…

Beauty on the wall

My local art gallery is currently hosting the most wonderful exhibition, of Impressionist art on loan from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Last week I went to see it, and i spent a couple of hours lost in appreciation of over 65 works of exquisite beauty.   Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterised by…

Thank God He doesn’t always say yes to prayer.

Can you imagine what it would be like if all your prayers were answered? For those who don’t pray, how about if all your wishes came true? Sounds good, doesn’t it? however, if you stop and really think about everything you’ve ever wished for, yearned for, prayed for, would that really be a good thing?…

Review “Jurassic World”

By the time I had finished wading through this mess, ‘dear god what did I just watch’ was my conclusion. Fans of the original “Jurassic Park” will be forgiven for a feeling of déjà vu when watching this, and I don’t mean this in a good way. The plot is virtually identical to the original,…

The people of God

The people of God were worried. They saw suffering, hardship, and injustice all around them. They saw corruption from their country’s leaders and they didn’t know what to do. So they went to the leaders of their churches. What shall we do? they asked. Nothing, said the church leaders. It would be against God to…

Why I like craft

This is not going to turn into a craft expert blog, basically because I’m no expert. But that’s not important, because that’s not why I do it. Making something with your own hands is extremely therapeutic. We live in a world where everything is pre-made, pre-packaged, and just handed to us. While I am as…