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Depressesd? Don’t Ask Why. That takes time. Take a Pill

The question is: Is our society getting more depressed year by year? I read some alarming figures in the newspaper the other day that prescriptions for anti-depressants have almost doubled in the last decade. Continue reading 

I bow down to those on the flotilla of ships for Gaza

I can only make a bow with folded hands to the 682 men, women and some children from more than 30 nations who bravely boarded the small flotilla of ships that embarked from Istanbul to take a modest 1000 tons of aid to the besieged citizens of Gaza. Continue reading 

Douglas Woodruff. Dry humour behind the humourless exterior

I recall my teenage years working in the office of The Universe, a rather illustrious name for a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper in London’s Fleet Street – the home of the country’s major newspapers and news agencies at the time. Every few weeks,  a formidable man in the Roman Catholic world, Douglas Woodruff, a director of the newspaper and editor of The Tablet, a serious journal reflecting Catholic thought, would visit the office. Continue reading 

Are we digging our Grave with our Spoons, Forks and Knives?

If you wish to keep your diet simple, then  take notice of Shakespeare’s warning in Comedy of Errors of using a long spoon if you sup with the devil. In other words, don’t get too close to the food industry. Continue reading 

Oil and the Feeding of Desire

We have read in our newspapers of the human and environmental tragedy as hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil pour into the ocean making it a toxic wasteland as well as the coastal devastation of the Louisiana wetlands. Continue reading 

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