Monday, 29 June 2015

How to be a revolutionary

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

― George Orwell (1903-1950)

Wise advice for the times we're in.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Suffering is never for nothing

Elisabeth Elliott (who died Monday) here reflects on the major suffering she experienced in her life.

Friday, 5 June 2015

We like the word authentic yet we hate the reality

I've said it before I wish I wish I wish I could write like this man. If I could plug into the creative well that flourishes his voluminous output, I would be there in a jiffy. As it is, I have to content myself with endlessly quoting him and here is commenting insightfully on the sad story that is the Bruce Jenner saga
We like the word authentic, but we detest the reality. A fading beauty in Beverly Hills walks into an upscale bistro, her skin stretched out with botox, her breasts as fine a pair as DuPont could make them, her hair the colour of nothing found on earth, and yet she double checks with the waiter (twice) to be sure that her salad will have hormone-free chicken. Why? Either because she is committed to going all natural, which would not seem to be the case, or because her table is only big enough for one hormone queen. She is insisting that the chicken be the authentic one.