Friday, April 29, 2005
Benedict looks increasingly encouraging - election increasingly depressing (though it ain't over until it's over). Various non-bloggable (yet) things going on at church. But hope to sail on Sun & Mon - now back to final stretch of book.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Book v nearly finished - just as well since it's meant to be with publishers at the end of the month! Getting nice emails from people who I want to put in the acknowldgements section.
Off on a 2-day sailing course.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Glorious sailing yesterday - did our first real trip from A to B. Sailing is of course all risk-based, but a near certainty, in the conditions yesterday, of a wonderful time!
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Came across two interesting sites: www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com and www.faithinbusiness.org - the latter by mis-guessing a URL. This is the web equivalent of "finding yourself amongst the Vs" in the dictionary or encyclopaedia. (and now that I have made that link I find another great Ogden Nash word - "overdriviledged")
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Sailed at the weekend and also on Weds. Not an accident that most of the Disciples were fishermen and sailors. "what manner of man is he, that even the wind and the waves obey him?"
US e-correspondent is building a list of Christian Evolutionists - to counteract the nonensical either-or.
Dinner earlier this week with a delightful couple, both Jewish, one a confirmed Atheist, other less so. He thinks (or says he thinks) there is no evidence for the existence of God. What none, as opposed to some, but I think there could be other explanations? Didn't really have time to straighen him out on this, but that position is intellectually untenable.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
Signs of hope, unity, peace ... let's go sailing.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
A friend wrote a very negative column in The Times about JP2 and I emailed her to suggest that she checks her facts. Is it really true that Catholic countries have a higher incidence of Aids than comparable non-Catholic countries, or of 'over-population' or infant mortality? I suspect not. And surely they will have a lower incidence of I.M. if you count abortion as infanticide, as you should.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
"when he was Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow he once skied, without realising, up to the border of what was then Czechoslovakia. The border patrol demanded to see his papers, they became furious with him. 'You silly man, do you realise whose identity papers you've stolen? Pretending to be the archbishop of Krakow! This is going to put you away for a very long time.' 'But I assure you," said the future pope, "'I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow.' 'A cardinal who skis?'" snorted the militiaman, "'do you think I'm crazy?'"
Sunday, April 03, 2005
* so maybe it should be JP2, Reagan and Thatcher!