Category Philosophy

EUROPE WARS: THE LAST BREXITEER & A CHRISTMAS CAROL


An open letter to Mr Douglas Ross MP, my Member of Parliament THE RESISTANCE You’ll be aware that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now on general release. I couldn’t help but draw a connection between the Star Wars film’s promotional blurb and the situation today as the UK seeks to extricate itself from the […]

FACEBOOK AND FRIENDSHIP


‘Friendship should be more than biting time can sever’ T S Eliot Interesting Times We live in febrile times – or interesting times as the Chinese proverb would have it. That said, some folk choose to take little or no interest in current affairs compared to others who (like me) do take an active interest […]

COUNTERING ISLAMIC TERRORISM – CHANGING ATTITUDE


Hope, Anger and Courage In a previous post on this subject I argued that if we were going to get serious about fighting the terrorist threat we now face, we needed to start with some form of societal change of attitude. Attitude is a settled way of feeling or thinking about something. In that same post, […]

STARTING A NEW JOB


This website was conceived – as the strapline suggests – as a father’s thoughts for his children. I wanted some way of sharing thoughts and ideas with my children that didn’t involve me boring them rigid over the dinner table (not unknown). I’ve been pretty rubbish at focusing on the sorts of topics that might […]

2017: WHAT REALLY MATTERS


‘Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies’ Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Who Would Have Thought It? Did you anticipate the extent to which the EU Referendum would cleave into families and friendships in the way that it did, threatening relationships almost to destruction? Indeed, in some cases, destruction occurred. To take just […]

THE END IS NIGH


Miserable Git Anyone who has the remotest interest in the idle musings of me, Moraymint, would almost certainly conclude that I’m a pessimist. Indeed, some would doubtless go so far as to say that I’m the proverbial miserable old git who really should get a life. Post after post on this blog identifies me with […]

A DUTY TO BE POSITIVE


Carlos is Moraymint’s contrarian; in that sense he’s about to do me a big favour.  Let’s be honest, I’ve devoted perhaps a little too much blog space (understatement) to explaining how and why I think we’re at one of history’s great ‘turning points’.  I argue – and will probably continue to argue – that we’re living […]

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.

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